a point where a discontinuity of tissue naturally takes place, without the appearance of its having been torn asunder, as where leaves fall from the stem.
furnished with articulations.
a term applied to some characteristic by which a plant may be distinguished or separated from others, without reference to those other circumstances by which its affinities are established.
starting horizontally or rising obliquely from the base, curving upwards, and ultimately attaining a vertical position, as in many stems.
gradually diminished in breadth towards either extremity.
a prolonged appendage at the base of some leaves.
having auricles or earlike appendages.
furnished with an awn.
the upper angle formed by the attachment of a leaf or branch to its support.
of or belonging to the axis.
situated in an axil.
an imaginary line forming a centre round which an organ is developed.
the external coating of the stems and roots of flowering plants.
attached to another part at that extremity by which it is joined to its support.
a long slender termination.
terminated by a beak, as the pod of the Radish.
bearing tufts of hair-like pubescence.
having a tubular and inflated form, resembling a bell, as the corolla of many Campanulas.
applied to those plants which produce only leaves during the first year of their growth, and in the second bear seed, and then die.
divided about halfway to the base into two parts.
divided into two lobes, as the anthers of most flowers.
deeply divided into two parts, the incision extending beyond the middle.
having the leaflets on the secondary petioles of a doubly compound leaf arranged in a pinnate manner, the secondary petioles themselves being similarly disposed.
having the divisions in a pinnatifid leaf themselves divided in a pinnatifid manner.
having two bags or sacs.
having the leaflets of a doubly compound leaf arranged in a ternate manner.
a whitish, waxy secretion produced on the surface of some fruits, as in the plum.
terminating in a rounded manner, without tapering.