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Elliptic
Arching margins of leaf which is pointed at both ends, about two times longer than wide.

Elongate
Narrow, the length several times the width or thickness.

Emarginate
Slightly notched apex.

Embryo
The young plant that is present in a seed before germination.

Embedded
Appearing or growing as part of another structure.

Endosperm
Nutritive tissue near the embryo of the seed; develops from a fusion of polar nuclei and sperm nucleus.

Entire
A continuous margin without teeth or lobes.

Epiblast
A small, nonvasculated flap or flange of tissue on the side of the grass embryo axis opposite the scutellum.

Equal
Same length or width.

Erect
Upright in relation to the ground; perpendicular to the ground.

Erose
Irregularly toothed on the margins or at the apex; appearing to be chewed off.

Exserted
Protruding (e.g., the inflorescence from the sheath).