Glossary
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Margins
The edges (e.g. the leaf edge or margins).

Mat-forming
A low growth form appearing like a pad.

Membranous
Thin, soft, pliable.

Meristem
Undifferentiated cell capable of developing into a number of organs and/or tissues; a growing point.

Mesic
Characterized by having a medium moisture supply e.g., a type of habitat or soil.

Midrib
Central vein of a leaf or leaflet.

Midvein
The central vein or vascular bundle of a leaf, lemma, glume, or similar structure.

Minute
Very small.

Monocotyledons
Having one cotyledon or seed leaf.

Monoecious
Having staminate and pistillate flowers on the same plant but each sex on different flowers.

Motte
Small grove or clump of trees.

Mucro
A minute awn or excurrent midvein of an organ (e.g., on a lemma).

Mucronate
Tipped with a short tip or point like an awn. Usually the short extension of a vein beyond the leafy tissue.

Muticous
Blunt, or without a definite point.