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Pollinia. The pollen-masses of the Orchid and Milkweed Families.
Bearing both perfect and imperfect flowers.
With separate petals.
The fleshy fruit of the Apple Family.
Trailing or lying on the ground.
The sexual generation of Pteri-dophyta.
With very short hairs.
With translucent dots or pits.
With a sharp stiff tip.
An elongated determinate flower-cluster with each flower pedicelled.
In racemes, or resembling a raceme.
The axis of the spikelet in grasses.
The axis of a compound leaf, or of a spike or raceme.
With the marginal flowers enlarged and ray-like.
With ray-flowers; radiating.
The rudimentary stem of the embryo; hypocotyl.
Pertaining to the radicle or hypocotyl.
The ridge connecting the hilum and chalaza of an anatropous or amphi-tropous ovule; the ridge on the sporocarp of Marsilea.
One of the peduncles or branches of an umbel; the flat marginal flowers in Compositae.
The end of the flower stalk, bearing the floral organs, or, in Compositae, the flowers; also, in some ferns, an axis bearing sporanges.
Bent backward abruptly.
Having the members of each part alike in size and shape.
With a somewhat wavy margin.
Arranged as a network.
Turned backward or downward.
With a shallow notch at the end.
The gaping mouth of a two-lipped corolla.
A subterranean stem, or part of one.
Beak of the style in Orchids.
With a beak.
Like a rosette.
With a flat round corolla-limb.
Sharply pinnatifid, or incised, the lobes or segments turned backward.
A pouch, especially the cavities of anthers.
With a pouch or sac.
Like an arrow-head, with the lobes turned downward.
A simple indehiscent winged fruit.
A plant which grows on dead organic matter.
A minute, rudimentary or vestigial leaf.
A leafless or nearly leafless stem or peduncle, arising from a subterranean part of a plant, bearing a flower or flower-cluster.
Having scapes, or resembling a scape.
Thin, dry, and translucent, not green.
Coiled up in the bud, unrolling in growth.
Borne along one side of an axis.
A division of a leaf or fruit.
One of the leaves of a calyx.
Provided with partitions.
A capsule which splits longitudinally into and through its dissepiments.
With teeth projecting forward.
Diminutive of serrate; serrate with small teeth.
Without a stalk.
A silique much longer than wide.
An elongated two-valved capsular fruit, with two parietal placentae, usually dehiscent.
With strongly wavy margins.
In form like the path of a snake.
The space between the lobes of a leaf.
A group or cluster of sporanges.
Like or pertaining to a spadix.
A fleshy spike of flowers.
Resembling a spathe.
A bract, usually more or less concave, subtending a spadix.
Shaped like a spatula; spoon-shaped.
Cells developed in the antherid, for the fertilization of the oosphere.
Arranged in a spike; like a spike.
An elongated flower cluster or cluster of sporanges, with sessile or nearly sessile flowers or sporanges.
Diminutive of spike; especially applied to flower-clusters of grasses and sedges.
With spines or similar to spines.
A small sharp projection.
With small sharp processes or spines.
A sac containing spores.
An asexual vegetative cell.
Organ containing sporanges or sori.
The asexual generation of plants.
Diverging nearly at right angles; nearly prostrate.
A hollow projection from a floral organ.
With spreading or projecting parts.
The organ of a flower which bears the microspores (pollen-grains).
A sterile stamen, or other organ in the position of a stamen.
The upper, usually broad, petal of a papilionaceous corolla.
The projections from twigs, bearing the leaves in some genera of Pinaceae.
Without spores, or without seed.
The summit or side of the pistil to which pollen-grains become attached.