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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.
A general term which applies under various conditions where one organ, or series of organs, overlaps another organ or series of organs; as in roof shingles.
Without spots. Compare with maculate.
Growing beneath the surface of the water.
Pertaining to a flower in which there is but one set of sex organs; i.e., those flowers which are either strictly male or strictly female; imperfect flowers occur in both monoecious and dioecious plants.
Sunken in; situated inferior to the surface of a blade, usually in reference to veins which are neither flush with nor raised above the surface of the blade or organ.
Deeply cut or divided, usually irregularly.
Contained within, usually in reference to stamens, pistils, or capsules which do not surpass or exceed the calyx or corolla in length.
Curled or directed inward, such as hairs, the tips of which curve back toward the stem or surface of an organ.
Not opening at maturity; a term generally referring to some fruits.
Inflorescence whose terminal flowers open last. See determinate.
Hairy or pubescent, usually rather heavy, covering.
A delicate flap or covering connected to the sorus in ferns.
In reference to an organ which appears subordinate to or lower than another similar organ; in reference to an ovary, at least the sides of which are adnate to the hypanthium.
Sterile; unable to produce seeds.
Blown up or dilated as if by air; bladder-like.
The discrete flowering portion or portions of a plant; a flower cluster.
Pertaining to any taxon within a species, such as a subspecies, variety, or form. Compare to interspecific and intraspecific.
The fruiting inflorescence.
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Said of leaf margins rolled inward toward the midrib.
Without taste or flavor.
That portion of the stem other than the node; the distance between two nodes.
Among species or between two species. Compare to infraspecific and intraspecific.
That space which is between or among two or more discriminate structures; in the Rosaceae family, referring to the small leaflets between two large leaflets on the rachis.
Referring to a taxonomic entity with a species. Compare to infraspecific and interspecific.
Among the stamens.
Turned inward or toward the axis.
Sunken inwardly; used in connection with the achene in Carex.
A secondary involucre, such as that subtending an umbellet in the Apiaceae family.
Pertaining to an involucre.
Having an involucre.
A whorl or imbricated series of bracts, often appearing somewhat calyx-like, typically subtending a flower cluster or a solitary flower.
Leaf margins rolled toward the upper surface of the midrib.
Referring to a calyx or corolla which is bilaterally symmetrical, capable of being divided into two equal halves along only one plane. Same as zygomorphic.
Shapes with sides or diameters of nearly equal lengths.
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