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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
Caryopsis - A dry, one-seeded fruit (achene) with ovary wall united to the seed coat, characteristic of grasses.
Achene - A dry, usually one-seeded, indehiscent fruit.
Stigma - The tip of the pistil, which receives the pollen; may be rounded, lobed, or branched
Lenticel - A corky pore in young bark.
Peltate - Leaf shape that is round or rounded with the petiole attachment on the abaxial leaf surface and not on a leaf edge.
Cuneate - Leaf shape narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base.
Pedicel - The stalk of a single flower in a cluster of flowers.
Sinus - The depression or recess between two lobes.
AGCP - Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain - NWPL Region
Basal leaves - The leaves that are concentrated near the base of the main stem.
Taproot - A single main root that grows vertically into the ground.
Anther - The specialized, pollen-bearing structure of a plant's flower.
Pinnae - (Pinna, sing.) A division of a pinnately compound leaf.
Distal - Toward the top of a plant or the tip of a plant part. Cf, Proximal.
Culm - The hollow stem of grasses and bamboos.