Glossary

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A

Actinomorphic calyx :

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Flowering calyx with more than one plane of symmetry

Actinomorphic corolla :

Corolla with more than one plane of symmetry








C

Climber :

A climber is a plant which grows using other plants or objects as physical support.








D

Digitately/palmately compound leaves :

Each leaf divided into more than one leaflet arranged from the same point at the end of the common stalk; including trifoliolate.

Drupe :

A fruit that remains whole or lobed at maturity.  It may contain one or more seeds, each enclosed within a stony endocarp








H

Habit :

The life-form of the plant

Herb :

A herb is a plant which is not woody or only woody at the base. Herbs may die back more or less to ground level during an unfavourable season or at the end of a growing season.








N

Nutlets :

One-seeded sections or mericarps of the fruit (schizocarp)








P

Pinnately compound leaves :

Each leaf divided into more than one leaflet arranged along a common central stalk.








S

Shrub :

A shrub is a woody plant without a single distinct main stem, the branches growing from near the base and all branches being more or less equivalent.  A sub-shrub is  a low-growing type of shrub

Single blade leaves :

Each leaf with one blade, apparently without subdivision into leaflets, including unifoliolate.

Style gynobasic :

Style originates below the deeply lobed ovary and between the carpels

Style persistent :

The style remains attached to the fruit when the flower has detached

Style terminal/subterminal :

The style originates above the ovary, which may be shallowly lobed








T

Tree :

A tree is a self-supporting perennial plant with a single branched and woody trunk with few or no branches arising from the base








Z

Zygomorphic calyx :

Flowering calyx with only one or no plane of symmetry

Zygomorphic corolla :

Corolla with only one or no plane of symmetry