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Identification
An Act or instance of identifying.

Imbricate
Overlapping, as do shingles on a roof.

Imperfect
Having unisexual flowers. Having either stamen or pistil (carpels) but not both.

Inconspicuous
Hard to see; not striking to the eye.

Indehiscent
Not opening at maturity, staying closed.

Indurate
Hard.

Infertile
Incapable of sexual reproduction.

Inflated
Puffed up, bladdery.

Inflorescence
Flowering part of a plant, above the uppermost leaf or portion thereof.

Inrolled
Having margin rolled toward the midvein; involute.

Intercalary Meristem
Meristematic tissue occurring in an area other than at the apical meristem; tissue at the base of the internode in young culms.

International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
The documentation containing the rules that governs the assignments of names to plants. The ultimate goal, being to provide a single correct name for each taxon.

Internode
The part of a culm between two successive nodes.

Involucre
A cluster of bristles or sterile branchlets below the spikelets (e.g., Cenchrus and Pennisetum).

Involute
Rolled inward from the edges so that the upper surface is within.