Glossary of Botanical Terms

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Achene
Acuminate
Acute
Aerial
Alternate
Angular
Anthropogenic
Apex
Apical
Apomixis
Appressed
Armed
Ascending
Asteraceae
Attenuate
Auricle
Auriculate
Awn
Axil
B
Barb
Basal
Basally disposed
Beak
Beard
Blunt
Bract / Bracteal

Bristle

C
Campanulate
Capitate
Capitula / Capitulum
Capsule
Carpel / Carpellate
Caudex / Caudices
Chaff
Chasmogamous
Cilium / Ciliate

Clasping

Cleft
Cleistogamous
Cobwebby
Colonial
Congested
Conical
Constricted
Cordate
Corolla
Corymb
Crowded
Cylindrical
Cypsela
D
Deciduous
Determinate
Disc
Disc floret
Discoid
Dissected
Divided
E
Ellipsoid
Elliptic
Elongate
Entire
Erect
F
Flag
Flexuous
Floret
Flower head
Fringed
Fruit
Fused
Fusiform
G
Gall
Glabrate
Glabrous
Gland / Glandular
Glaucous
Glomerule
Green zones
H
Head
Herbaceous
Herbage
I
Indeterminate
Inflorescence

In-lines

Involucral bract
Involucre
L
Lacerate
Lanceolate
Ligulate
Ligule
Linear
Lobe
M
Margin
Mesic
Morphology
N
Neuter / Neutral
Nodding
Node
Notch
O
Oblanceolate
Oblong
Obovate
Obovoid
Obtuse
Often
Open
Opposite
Ovate
P
Panicle
Panicle-like
Papillae
Pappus
Parallel-veined
Peaked
Pedicel
Peduncle
Pendulous
Perfoliate
Peripheral
Persistent
Petal
Petiole / Petiolate
Phyllary
Pistil / Pistillate
Polyploidy
Prickle
Prostrate
Puberulent
Pubescent
Pyramidal
R
Raceme
Raceme-like
Radiate
Ray
Ray floret
Receptacle

Recurved

Reduced
Reflexed
Resin
Rhizome / Rhizomatous
Rib
Rosette
Rugose
S
Scabrous
Scale
Scapose
Secund
Sepal
Sessile
Sheathing
Sinus
Spatulate
Spine
Spreading
Spur
Staminate
Stellate
Sterile
Stigma
Stipule
Stolon

Strigose

Style
Subgenus
Subtend
Subulate
T
Terminal
Truncated
Tuberculate
Tubular
Tuft
Typically
U
Umbel
Undivided
Unisexual
W
Whorled
Wing
 

 

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