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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.
The primary, central, downward-growing root.
A discrete taxonomic unit.
Sharp processes at the edges of tissues.
A slender, often ultimately coiled, foliar or branch-like organ which clings to a support.
Used in reference to the sepals and petals (usually in the Monocots) which often resemble each other; in such instances either a given sepal or a given petal is termed a tepal.
Circular in cross section.
Positioned at the summit.
Three-parted; with three principal divisions; also, occurring in threes.
Referring to plants which live out their lives on land.
Outer coat of a seed.
A reduced, sharply pointed branch or modified leaf; or remnant that originates below the epidermis. About the same as a spine.
A cylindrical or ovoid, often compact, panicle.
Resembling a thyrse.
Having the form of a thyrse.
Densely pubescent with matted hairs.
Closely matted or tangled hairs.
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Cylindrical, abruptly contracted at intervals, typically occurring in fruits, between the seeds.
An arbitrary name created by a nursery or other organization to distinguish its product from all others and to protect it legally from misuse
Between opaque and transparent, thus allowing some light to get through.
Running or lying across something.
A woody plant, typically higher than a shrub, and typified as being unbranched at the base and having a strong single trunk.
A form of leaf with three leaflets.
A stiff, often multicellular, hair.
With three segments or lobes, usually having a common origin.
Said of a leaf in which the blade is pinnately compound with each of the divisions then bipinnately compound.
Bearing three stigmas.
Ending abruptly, as if cut straight across.
Usually referring to the connate parts of either the calyx or the corolla.
A term generally referring to any thick, fleshy enlargement of a rhizome or stolon.
A small tuber-like, often indurated, process or protuberance.
Resembling a tuber.
Having the character of a tuber; tuber-like in appearance.
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Usually referring to the compact arrangement of the stem bases with respect to each other and their position in the soil; same as cespitose.
Top-shaped; inversely conical.
Swollen, or tightly drawn; said of a membrane or covering expanded by pressure from within.
The shoot of a woody plant representing the growth of the current season and terminated basally by the circumferential terminal bud-scar of the previous year.
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