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Cut about halfway to the midvein.
Cavity between the anther-sacs in orchids.
Like a snail shell.
Tuft of hairs at the ends of some seeds.
The contiguous surfaces of two carpels.
Similar organs more or less united.
The end of the filament, between the anther-sacs.
Rolled around or rolled up longitudinally.
Leathery in texture.
A swollen fleshy base of a stem.
The inner of two series of floral leaves.
An appendage of the corolla; a crown-like margin at the top of an organ.
A convex or flat-topped flower-cluster of the racemose type with pedicels or rays arising from different points on the axis.
Borne in corymbs; corymb-like.
A rudimentary leaf of the embryo.
Scalloped; with rounded teeth.
Diminutive of crenate.
Hard and brittle.
Hooded, or resembling a hood.
The stem of grasses and sedges.
A sharp stiff point.
Sharp-pointed; ending in a cusp.
A convex or flat flower-cluster of the determinate type, the central flowers first unfolding.
Arranged in cymes; cyme-like.
Falling away at the close of the growing period.
More than once-divided.
Stems or branches in an inclined position, but the end ascending.
Applied to the prolongation of an organ, or part of an organ running along the sides of another.
Turned abruptly downward.
The opening of an ovary, anther-sac or sporange to emit the contents.
Opening to emit the contents.
Broadly triangular, like the Greek letter delta, A.
Toothed, especially with outwardly proj ecting-teeth.
Diminutive of dentate.
Spirally ascending to the right.
Stamens united into two sets.
Having two stamens.
Forking regularly into two nearly equal branches or segments.
With two cotyledons.
Twin-like; of two nearly equal segments.
Diverging, like the fingers spread.
Of two forms.
Heads of Compositae composed only of tubular flowers, rayless; like a disk.
An enlargement or prolongation of the receptacle of a flower around the base of the pistil; the head of tubular flowers in Compositae.
Divided into many segments or lobes.
A partition-wall of an ovary or fruit.
Arranged in two rows.
Separate from each other; evident.
Diverging at a wide angle.
Cleft to the base or to the mid-nerve.
On the back, or pertaining to the back.
A simple fruit, usually indehiscent with fleshy exocarp and bony endocarp.
Diminutive of drupe.
A solid body, elliptic in section.
With the outline of an ellipse; oval.
Notched at the apex.
A rudimentary plant in the seed.
The macrospore of the flowering plants, contained in the ovule.
The inner layer of the pericarp.
Forming new tissue within.
The substance surrounding the embryo of a seed; albumen.
Shaped like a broad sword.
Without divisions, lobes, or teeth.
Continuing for only a day or less.
Adnate to or borne on the upper part of the ovary.
Growing on other plants, but not parasitic.
Folded around each other; straddling.
Irregularly margined, as if gnawed.
Bearing green leaves throughout the year.
With a tip projecting beyond the main part of the organ.
Peeling off in layers.
The outer layer of the pericarp.
Forming new tissue outside the older.
Prolonged past surrounding organs.
Starchy, or containing starch.
A dense cluster.
Borne in dense clusters.
Stems or branches which are nearly erect and close together.
With window-like markings.
Bearing spores, or bearing seed.
The mingling of the contents of a male and female cell.