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BOTANICAL GLOSSARY

Glossary of commonly used botanical terms and their definitions. Use the search bar below to look up a botanical term.

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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.

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