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An alphabetical listing of General terms and items.
Said of a surface facing away from the axis of the structure to which it is attached.
Defective; barren (unproductive); not developed.
A clean-cut scar or separating of a leaf from a self-healing.
Stemless, or apparently so.
A hard, one-seeded, indehiscent nutlet with a tight pericarp.
Radially symmetrical; capable of being bisected into two or more similar planes.
Tapering to a slender tip.
Said of a surface facing toward the axis of the structure to which it is attached.
Joined to a dissimilar plant part.
Sprouting or growing from unusual or abnormal places, such as roots originating from a stem, or buds appearing about wounds.
Said of structures originating above ground.
Occupying different, though sometimes adjacent, regions.
Sands, silts, et cetera deposited by gradually moving water.
One after the other along an axis; not opposite.
A dry, usually elongate often drooping, scaly spike bearing imperfect flowers; a catkin. A frequent feature of woody plants.
To interconnect, such as the veins of a leaf.
Connecting and intersecting, forming a network.
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The staminate portions of the flower.
With staminate flowers situated above the pistillate ones in the same inflorescence.
Flowering plant producing seeds enclosed in a structure derived from the ovary.
A plant which completes its life cycle in one year or less.
Tissue forming a ring or arranged in a circle.
On the side away from the main stem; abaxial.
The pollen-bearing portion of the stamen.
Time of the year during which the anthers are dehiscing and the stigmas are receptive to pollen; in a looser sense, the time of flowering.
Directed forward or upward.
Having no petals.
The tip; end.
Pertaining to the apex.
Abruptly short-beaked or pointed.
Lying flat against a surface.
A plant which carries out its life cycle in water.
A small space on or near the surface of some vegetative organ, usually formed by anastomosing veins.
The spaces between the veins of a leaf or some similar structure.
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An appendage growing out from a seed.
Having an aril.
Awned; tipped by a stiff bristle.
Having a fragrant smell, sometimes only if broken or crushed.
A wide base with two pointed lobes directed downwards.
Section of a legume pod, separated from other sections by a constriction or partition.
Growing or directed in an upward direction, or at least tending to.
Unequally developed on either side of a common axis. Opposite of symmetrical.
Small, usually resinous, dot or gland.
Having small, usually resinous, dots or glands.
Gradually tapered to a slender tip.
An ear-shaped appendage or lobe (such often being quite small).
With an ear-shaped flange or lobe.
Pertaining to the ecology of an individual species.
A stiff bristle, usually situated at the tip of a leaf or perianth element, or (in grasses), at the tip of a glume or lemma.
The area or angle formed between the base of an organ and the structure from which it originated. Such as the upper angle between the leaf base and the stem.
Pertaining to the axil.
The central part of a longitudinal support (usually of a stem or inflorescence) on which organs or parts are arranged.
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