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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.
Pertaining to plants which shed their herbaceous tissues after one year's growth; not evergreen; caducous.
Divided or compound more than once.
Trailing along the ground but with the inflorescence or summit of the stem ascending or erect.
Usually pertaining to some flat, foliar organ, the tissue of which continues beyond its base down an elongate axis (usually a stem or petiole).
Opposite leaves in four rows up and down the stem; alternating in pairs at right angles.
Abruptly directed downward; reflexed.
The opening of a fruit or anther by sutures, valves, slits, pores, etc.
Said of a fruit or anther that opens by sutures, valves, slits, pores, etc.
Toothed, the teeth perpendicular to the margin.
Poor; with little sustenance or vigor.
Inflorescence whose terminal flowers open first. See indeterminate.
Combined into two, often unequal sets; primarily spoken of in connection with the Fabaceae family, where the flowers typically have a set of stamens consisting of nine and another consisting of only one stamen.
A dividing membrane or partition, a feature of chambered pith.
A cyme with two lateral axes.
Forking regularly in two directions.
Angiosperm with 2 seed leaves.
Widely or loosely spreading.
Typically referring to a compound leaf in which the leaflets originate from a common point at the apex of a petiole; also spoken of a flower cluster.
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Leaflets radiating from the leaf-stalk.
Expanded or enlarged.
Having two forms.
Pertaining to plants, individuals of which bear either staminate or pistillate flowers but not both.
The central part of a radiate flower in which the florets are tubular.
In the Asteraceae family, the central, tubular flowers of the head. Compare ray flower.
The central portion of a capitate inflorescence, or the receptacle of such an inflorescence; also, a structure formed by the coalescence of stigmas as in the Papaveraceae family; also, the development of the receptacle at or around the base of a petals, as in Acer and Euonymus.
Cut or divided into narrow segments.
The direction or point away from the point of attachment.
Arranged in two vertical series; two-ranked.
Bearing two stigmas.
Separate, and usually evident.
Widely spreading or divergent.
Directed away from each other.
Relating to the back or outer surface of an organ. Compare ventral
Covered with soft hair.
A typically one-locular, fleshy or pulpy fruit with a hard or stony center.
A small drupe.
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