- C -
Falling away very soon after development
Caespitose. Growing in tufts.
Callosity. A small, hard protuberance.
Callus. An extension of the inner
scale of a grass spikelet; a protuberance.
Calyx. The outer of two series of
Campylotropous. Term applied to the curved
Cancellate. Reticulated, with the meshes
Canescent. With gray or hoary fine
Canaliculate. Channelled; longitudinally
Capitate. Arranged in a head;
Capsular. Pertaining to or like a
Capsule. A dry fruit of two carpels
or more, usually dehiscent by valves or teeth.
Carinate. Keeled; with a longitudinal
Carpel. The modified leaf forming
the ovary, or a part of a compound ovary.
Caruncle. An appendage to a seed at
Carunculate. With a caruncle.
Caryopsis. The grain; fruit of grasses,
with a thin pericarp adherent to the seed.
Caudate. With a slender tail-like
Caudex. The persistent base of
perennial herbs, usually only the part above ground.
Caudicle. Stalk of a pollen-mass in
the Orchid and Milkweed families.
Cauline. Pertaining to the stem.
Cell. A cavity of an anther or
Chaff. Thin dry scales.
Chaloza. The base of the ovule.
Charetaceous. Papery in texture.
Green coloring matter of plants.
Ciliate. Provided with marginal hairs.
Ciliolate. Minutely ciliate.
Cilium. A hair.
Cinereous. Ashy ; ash-colored.
Circinnate. Coiled downward from the
Circumscissile. Transversely dehiscent, the
top falling away as a lid.
Cleistogamous. Flowers which do not open,
but are pollinated from their own anthers.
Cleft. Cut about halfway to the
Clinandrium. Cavity between the
anther-sacs in orchids.
Cochleate. Like a small snail shell.
Coma. Tuft of hairs at the ends of
The contiguous surfaces of two carpels.
Conduplicate. Folded lengthwise.
Confluent. Blended together
Connate. Similar organs more or less
Connective. The end of the filament,
between the anther-sacs.
Convolute. Rolled around or rolled up
Coralloid. Resembling coral.
Coriaceous. Leathery in texture.
Corm. A swollen fleshy base of a
Corolla. The inner of two series of
Corona ; Crown. An appendagte of the corolla
; a crown-like margin at the top of an organ.
Corymb. A convex or flat-topped
flower-cluster of the racemose type with pedicels or rays arising from
different points on the axis.
Corymbose. Borne in corymbs ;
A rudimentary leaf of the embryo.
Crenate. Scalloped ; with rounded
Crenulate. Diminutive of crenate.
Crustaceous. Hard and brittle.
Cucullate. Hooded, or resembling a hood.
Culm. The stem of grasses and
Cusp. A sharp stiff point.
Cuspidate. Sharp-pointed ; ending in a
Cyme. A convex or flat
flower-cluster of the determinate type, the central flowers first
Cymose. Arranged in cymes ;
B | C
D | E
F | G
H | I
J | K
L | M
N | O
P | Q
R | S
T | U
V | W
X | Y
Volume 1, pages xvii - xviii: Nathanie1 L.
Britton amd Addison Lord Brown, An
Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada, and the
British Possessions from Newfoundland to the Parallel of the Southern
Boundary of Virginia, and from the Atlantic Ocean Westward to the 102d
Scribner's Sons, 1913
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