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Glossary of commonly used botanical terms and their definitions. Use the search bar below to look up a botanical term.
15 Random Botanical Terms
Stipules - Leaflike structures that grow where the leaf is attached to the stem.
Areole - A spot in the form of a pit or a raised area on the surface of a cactus through which spines or other structures grow.
Herbaceous - Herblike; not woody.
Reniform - Kidney-shaped.
Cuneate - Leaf shape narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base.
Scorpioid - Curled, like the tail of a scorpion.
Sessile - Lacking a stalk of any kind: a flower without a pedicel or a leaf without a petiole.
Compound - A leaf divided into two or more leaflets.
Supports Conservation Biological Control - A plant that attracts predatory or parasitoid insects that prey upon pest insects.
Legume - Any of a large group of plants in the pea family (Fabaceae).
Attenuate - A tapering leaf base with concave margins that form an angle less than 45 degrees.
Pendulous - Suspended, hanging.
Leaflet - A division or part of a compound leaf.
Incomplete flower - A flower lacking one or more of the following: stamens, pistils, petals, sepals.
Androecium - Collective term for the stamens of one flower.