This section is from the book "Handbook Of Hardy Trees, Shrubs, And Herbaceous Plants", by W. Botting Hemsley. Also available from Amazon: Handbook of hardy trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants.
Clothed with bristles, like the fruit of the Sweet Chestnut.
Notched at the tip.
The germ of a plant in the seed.
Sword-shaped, as the leaves of Iris.
Having an unbroken or undivided margin.
Epi, in compounds, signifies upon.
The skin of a plant immediately underlying the cuticle.
Applied to leaves whose edges adhere above the base, where they overlap the one next above on the opposite side of the stem, as in Iris Germanica, etc.
Bearing green leaves all through the year.
Ex, in composition, signifies without, as exalbuminous; or outside, external, as exogenous.'
Growing by additions to the circumference.
Projecting beyond, as stamens exceeding the corolla.
Applied to anthers which open outwards or from the pistil.