an inflorescence where the rachis either subdivides into several branches, or is furnished with distinct branching peduncles.
having the flowers arranged in a panicle.
covered with small elongated cellular protuberances.
where the axes of two parts he parallel to each other.
a plant which grows on some other plant, and obtains nourishment directly from its juices.
attached to the inner surface of the pericarp.
divided nearly to the base.
pinnatifid with the segments parallel, narrow, and close, like the teeth in a comb.
having the parts arranged in a palmate manner, with the addition of further subdivisions in the lateral portions.
the partial stalk or immediate support of a flower in an inflorescence composed of flowers arranged upon a main peduncle.
furnished with a pedicel.
the main stalk or support to the inflorescence, more especially when this is limited to a solitary flower.
furnished with a peduncle.
perfectly or partially transparent.
where a support is inserted at some distance within the margin, and is not in the same plane as the flat surface which rests upon it.
pendulous, inclined so that the apex is pointed vertically downwards.
having the stamens arranged in five sets or bundles.
having the parts in fives or multiples of five.
enduring for several years.
applied to clasping leaves which have their basal lobes united, so that the axis about which they are placed appears to pass through them.
the external floral whorl or whorls which surround the stamens and pistil, including the parts answering to calyx and corolla, when they are so much alike as not to be readily distinguishable.
almost the same as Perianth, but more especially used when the floral envelopes arc reduced to a single floral whorl, possessing a calyx-like character.
having the ovary free, but either the stamens or corolla adherent to the calyx.