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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.
Sickle-shaped; slenderly curved and tapering to a usually sharp tip.
Outer whorl or series of perianth parts of an iridaceous flower, often broader than those of the inner series and, in some Iris, drooping or flexuous.
In the Linnaean classification scheme, a category between order and genus that is a group of closely related genera or (rarely) a single genus; an onion is scientifically considered in the genus Allium, of the family Liliaceae, in the order Liliales
Resembling farina; typically used to describe the white-mealy, strongly modified hairs in the genus Chenopodium.
A cluster or bundle.
Usually in reference to branches which are stiffly erect; neither divaricate nor divergent.
A general term used in reference to habitats which are calcareous in nature and which are fed throughout the year by a flow of water at or just beneath the surface.
Capable of reproducing sexually.
Having a disagreeable odor.
Beset or provided with numerous fine fibers.
Referring usually to a much branched root system with progressively smaller branches.
Referring to the unusual circinate unrolling of fronds, in many ferns.
Anther-bearing stalk of the stamen.
Very slender, thread-shaped; usually terete in cross section.
With tiny fringes.
Hollow, often pertaining to stems with hollow centers.
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Very limber, without apparent support.
A bit of projecting tissue.
Flexible; easily bent this way and that.
Copiously beset with tangled woolly hairs.
The blossoming of a plant; the flowering season.
A single small flower, usually a member of a cluster, such as a head; used particularly in grasses (Poaceae family) and composites (Asteraceae family).
With a parallel series of grooves.
Having leaflets; often used with a prefix, such as trifoliolate.
A dry fruit consisting of a single carpel and dehiscing along only one suture.
Suffix meaning like or resembling.
A infraspecific taxonomic entity, usually involving single-gene traits such as flower or fruit color.
Easily crumbled; fragile.
The foliaceous blade of a fern leaf.
That structure which bears the seeds.
Shrubby or shrub-like and also woody.
Falling away early.
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A small stalk by which the seed is attached to the placenta.
Shaped approximately like a funnel; sometimes called infundibuliform.
Spindle-shaped; swollen in the middle and gradually narrowed toward each end.
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