|- A -
subterranean, or nearly so.
Accumbent. Cotyledons with margins
folded against the hypocotyl.
Achene. A dry one-seeded indehiscent
fruit with the pericarp tightly fitting around the seed.
Acuminate. Gradually tapering to the
organ adhering to a contiguous differing one; an anther attached
logitudinally to the end of the filament.
Not indigenous, but apparently becoming naturalized.
Albumen. See Endosperm.
Alliaceous. Onion-like, in aspect or
Alternate. Not opposite; with a single
leaf at each node.
a honeycomb; closely pitted.
Ament. A spile of imperfect flowers
subtended by scarious bracts, as in the willows.
Amphibious. At times inhabiting the
applied to the partly inverted ovule.
the stem, or other axis.
Anastomosing. Connecting so as to form a
Anatropous. Applied to an inverted ovule
with the micropyle near the hilum.
Androgynous. Flower clusters having
staminate and pistillate flowers; in Carex,
a spike with upper flowers staminate and lower pistillate.
Pertaining to the Angiosperms; bearing seeds within a pericarp.
Anther. The part of the stamen which
contains the pollen.
Antherid. The male organ of
reproduction in Pteridophyta and Bryophyta.
Anthesis. Period of flowering.
Apetalous. Without a corolla.
Aphyllopodic. In Carex, with lower leaves bladeless
or with rudimetnary leaves only.
At the top, or referring to the top.
Apiculate. With a minute pointed tip.
Appressed. Lying against another organ.
Aborescent. Tree-like, in size or shape.
Archegone. The female reproductive organ in
Pteridophyta and Bryophyta.
Areolation. The system of meshes in a
network of veins.
Areole. A mesh in a network of veins.
Aril. A fleshy organ growing about
Arillate. Provided with an aril.
Aristate. Topped by an awn or bristle.
Aristulate. Diminutive of aristate.
Ascending. Growing obliquely upward, or
Asexual. Without sex.
Assurgent. See Ascending.
Auricled. (Auriculate) with basal ear-like
slender bristle-like organ.
Axil. The point on a stem
immediately above the base of a leaf.
Axile. In the axis of an organ.
Axillary. Borne at, or pertaining to
B | C
D | E
F | G
H | I
J | K
L | M
N | O
P | Q
R | S
T | U
V | W
X | Y
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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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