appearing as if suddenly terminated or broken off.
persistent and increasing in size.
having contiguous parts or organs naturally grafted together.
of slender form, like a needle.
sharply pointed or prickly.
ending in a long, taper point.
when the extremities present an angle less than a right angle.
having parts originally or normally distinct, united or grafted together.
attached throughout the long length, as in the case of anthers when their lobes are attached throughout their whole length to the filament, or of stipules when they adhere to the peduncles, etc.
having one part lying close to another throughout its length, as hairs to the surface of a leaf.
having similar but distinct parts crowded together.
a substance of a farinaceous, oily, or horny consistency, found in many seeds, surrounding the embryo wholly or in part.
having the parts or organs so placed, that the one is not directly before or over-against the other.
having the peduncle, leaf, or stipule dilated at the base, and extended partially round the stem, so as to clasp it.
having a determinate number of angles.
applied to those plants which produce seed and die in the same year in which they germinate.
that portion of the stamen which contains the pollen, most frequently formed of two distinct cells, and generally attached towards the summit of a filament.
bearing or supporting the anthers.
applied to flowers which are destitute of true corolla.
the opposite extremity of any organ to that by which it is attached, which is considered its base.
terminating in a sharp but short point.
having the carpels quite free from adhesion, as in the Buttercup.
a part superadded to another, as the leaves to the stem.
closely applied to some other part throughout its whole length, as the pubescence on some leaves and branches.
living or growing in water.
Arillus, an expansion of the placenta, rising around certain seeds in the form of an integument, generally more or less fleshy, as in the genus Euonymus.