remaining beyond the period when similar parts in other plants become mature and fall; not falling off but remaining green as the leaves of evergreens.
one of the foliaceous expansions of that part of the floral whorl, termed the corolla.
of or belonging to a petal.
having a thin membranous character and coloured, thus assuming the more usual character of the petals of flowers.
the stalk or support by which the blade, or limb of a leaf, is attached to the stem.
Pinnated, having the leaflets arranged on opposite sides of a common petiole; confined to pairs of leaflets that are equally or paripinnate; if terminated by an odd leaflet, they are unequally, or impari-pinnate.
the female part of a flower, composed of the ovary with its ovules, and the stigma or stigmas, with sometimes (usually) an intervening style.
furnished with pistils; generally applied to unisexual flowers.
tubular, bulging below and contracted towards the orifice.
the central column of cellular tissue, in the stems and branches of exogenous plants.
that part of the ovary which supports the ovules.
plicate, or folded longitudinally.
folded together in regularly disposed longitudinal plaits.
applied to hairs invested with branches, arranged like the beard on a feather.
a two-valved seed-vessel, one-celled as in the legume or pod of the pea, and two-celled as in the silique of the wall-flower.
the granular contents of an anther, either free and resembling dust, or variously agglutinated into waxy masses.
an agglutinated mass of pollen, such as occurs in Orchids.
having the stamens combined in several sets or bundles.
bearing on the same plant three descriptions of flowers; viz., hermaphrodite, male, and female.
having two or more petals, and these perfectly distinct from each other.
a fleshy many-celled fruit, matured from an inferior ovary.
an aperture in the covering of any body, as in that of the anthers of heaths, which open by a hole or aperture, instead of the usual slit for the escape of the pollen.
a little bag; also the short silicules of some Crucifers, as in Alyssum.