Palmate

Lobed in the form of a hand.

Paludogus

Paludosus}Growing in marshy places.

Panicle

A compound raceme.

Papilionaceous

Butterfly-flowered,like the Pea.

Pappus

The calyx of Composites, varying from a ring of membranous scales, to bristles or hairs.

Parietal (Placentation)

On the sides or walls of the carpels.

Patens

Spreading.

Pedate

A modification of the palmate leaf, whose lower lobes are again divided and directed downwards.

Pedicel

The secondary stalks of a compound inflorescence,bearing individual flowers.

Peduncle

The main stalk of a compound inflorescence, or the stalk of a solitary flower.

Peltate

Attached by the middle.

Perennial

Of three or more years' duration, and polycarpic.

Perianth

Applied to the floral envelope of Endogens and Monochlamydeous Exogens.

Pericarp

The shell or rind of a fruit.

Perigynous

Growing upon the throat of the calyx around or above the ovary.

Persistent

Remaining green until the fruit is ripe, as the calyx of many plants; also applied to the leaves of evergreens.

Personate

A gamopetalous corolla in the way of Antirrhinum.

Petals

The separate parts of a polypetalous corolla.

Petaloid

Resembling petals in colour, etc.

Petiole

A leaf-stalk.

Petiolate

Having a leaf-stalk.

Phanogamous

Having manifest flowers.

Phyllum, in composition, a leaf.

Pinnate

A compound leaf having a single row of leaflets on each side of the petiole.

Pinnatifid

A simple leaf divided nearly to the midrib, that is to say, almost pinnate.

Pinnules

The primary divisions of a pinnate frond.

Pistil

The female organs of a flower, collectively : ovary, style, and stigma.

Placenta

The process or body which bears the ovules.

Plaited (Plicate)

Folded in the manner of a closed fan.

Plumose

Feathery.

Plumule

The first or embryonic bud.

Pollen

The powdery substance contained in the anthers, which serves to fertilize the ovules.

Polycarpic

Fruiting more than once.

Polygamous

A term applied to those plants having male, female, and hermaphrodite flowers intermixed on the same individual.

Prcscox

Flowering early.

Pratensis

Growing in meadows.

Procumbent

Lying on the ground.

Pulvcndentus

Covered with a powdery substance.

Pumilus

Short and dense in habit.

Putamen

The hard part or shell of stone-fruit, like the Almond.