Glossary
Terminology Description
Terminology Description
Bidentate Having two teeth or tooth like parts.
Blade A blade is a narrow, flat leaf.
Blunt Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
Branched root A secondary root or limb growing from the trunk or main root of a tree or shrub or from another secondary limb
Broadly acute Sharply pointed; converging edges making an angle of less than 90°.
Cross veins A transverse vein that connects adjacent longitudinal veins in the wing of an insect
Flower The flower is the reproductive unit of angiosperms. Flowers usually have carpels, petals, sepals, and stamens.
Fruit That structure which bears the seeds
Lamina The lamina is the blade of a leaf
Lanceolate Lanceolate leaves are shaped like a lance; they have a broad base and taper to a point
Lateral teeth With minute teeth on margin of leaf.
Leaf hairs Row of cells borne on the surface of an organ
Leaf margin Lateral means of, near, or from the side of an organism.
Leaf tip The edge, as in the edge of a leaf blade.
Long Oval Shaped like a section through the long axis of an egg and attached by the wider end.
Longitudinal veins A leaf with longitudinal striate venation has its veins arranged almost parallel to one another, running the length of the leaf
Oval Planar, shaped like a flattened circle, symmetrical about both the long and the short axis; about twice as long as broad, tapering equally both to the tip and the base; oval.
Ovate Broad and rounded at the base and tapering toward the end.
Pointed Having an end coming to a point or sharp.
Pollen Pollen is the male reproductive cell of flowering plants and cone bearing plants. Pollen grains are produced in the anther of a flower.
Pollination Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma.
Propagule A vegetative structure that can become detached from a plant and give rise to a new plant, e.g. a bud, sucker, or spore
Rhizome A perennial underground stem usually growing horizontally.
Root A unit of a plant's axial system which is usually underground, does not bear leaves, tends to grow downwards, and is typically derived from the radicle of the embryo.
Rounded Shaped into the form of a circle or sphere; made round.
Seed The seed is the reproductive unit of some plants
Seedlings A young plant, especially one raised from seed and not from a cutting
Serrulate Having a minutely serrate margin, as in a leaflet of the rose.
Sheathed leaf base The leaf base when it forms a vertical coating surrounding the stem (a tubular or rolled part of an organ, e.g. the lower part of the leaf in most grasses.)
Sickle Curved like shape
Spathe A large sheathing bract enclosing the flower cluster of certain plants, especially the spadix of arums and palms
Stigma The stigma is part of the pistil, the female reproductive tissue of a flower. The stigma receives the male pollen grains during fertilization
Tubular The form of a tube or cylinder.
Viviparous Germinating while still on the plant, as certain bulbs and transformations of floral tissues