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Terms for RLEM 304
Definitions found in
Vascular Plant Taxonomy
*with exceptions noted (see pages 9-11)
I
FLOWERS
adnate
connate: (sepals, petals, leaves)
   cleft
   divided
   lobed
   parted
  *toothed
flower shape:
   *campanulate
   funnelform
   rotate
   *salverform
   *tubular
   *urceolate
perianth:
   calyx
   corolla
   petal
   sepal
pistil:
   ovary
   stigma
   style

II
stamen:
   anther
   filament
   pollen
symmetry:
   *bilateral
   *radial
FRUITS
dry fruits:
   achene
   capsules:
      loculicidal
      poricidal
      septicidal
      silicle
      silique
   dehiscent
   follicle
   indehiscent
   legume
   loment
   nut
   samara
   schizocarp
   winged achene

  
III
fleshy fruits:
   accessory
   aggregate
   berry
   drupe
   hesperidium
   multiple
   pepo
   pome
ovary position:
   epigynous
   half inferior ovary
   hypogynous
   inferior ovary
   perigynous
   superior ovary
LEAVES
margins:
   crenate
   *crisp
   dentate
   entire
   involute
   *revolute
   serrate
   toothed

   *undulate
IV
*compound leaves:
   bipinnate
   even-pinnate
   *leaflet
   odd-pinnate
   palmate
   pinna
   pinnate
   *rachis
   *trifoliate
leaf arrangement:
   alternate
   basal
   opposite
   whorled
leaf shape:
   awl
   cordate
   *deltoid
  elliptic
V
  *hastate
   *lanceolate
   *linear
   *ob-
   obcordate
   oblanceolate
   *oblong
   *obovate
   orbicular
   ovate
   reniform
   rhombic
   sagittate
   spatulate
VI
leaf:
   blade
   bud
   *compound leaf & bud
   petiole
   *simple leaf & bud
   tendril
vestiture:
   *canescent
   *ciliate
   *glabrous
   glandular
   glaucous
   *hirsute
   hispid
   *pilose
   pubescent
   *scabrous
   stellate
   villous
  *accrescent
  androecium
apices or bases:
   acuminate
   acute
   cordate
   emarginate
   hastate
VII
   mucronate
   oblique
   *obtuse
   peltate
   *rounded
   sagittate
   truncate
 *binomial
cambium
carpel
complete
cotyledon
*decumbent
diadelphous
dioecious
epicalyx
erect
floret
gynoecium
hypanthium
imperfect
incomplete
 *scientific name

VIII
inflorescence:
   catkin
   central axis
   compound umbel
   corymb
   head
   helicoid cyme
   *panicle
   peduncle
   *raceme
   *rachis
   solitary
   spike
   umbel
   verticel
   whorl
 *involucre
 *longevity:
   annual
   biennial
   perennial
monoecious
perfect
petaloid

IX
pistillate
placenta
placentation:
   axillary
   basal
   free central
   parietal
*prickle
procumbent
roots:
   fibrous root
   taproot
septum
*spine
staminate
stem:
   *rhizome
   *stolon
suture
symmetry:
   actinomorphic
   bilabiate
   bilateral
   irregular
   radial
   regular
   zygomorphic
*thorn
unisexual
vascular bundle

X
*genus
*species
specific epithet
* verification
* identification
* classification
* nomenclature
Type specimen
* voucher specimen
* herbarium specimen
Taxonomy
Systematics
International Code of Botanical Nomenclature