- D -
Falling away at the close of the growing period.
Decompound. More than once-divided.
Decumbent. Stems or brfanches in an
inclined position, but the end ascending.
Decurrent. Applied to the prolongation
of an organ, or part of an organ running along the sides of another.
Deflexed. Turned abruptly downward.
The opening of an ovary, anther-sac or sporange to emit the contents.
Dehiscent. Opening to emit the contents.
Deltoid. Broadly triangular, like the
Greek letter Δ [delta].
Dentate. Toothed, especially with
outwardly projecting teeth.
Diminutive of dentate.
Depauperate. Impoverished, small.
Depressed. Vertically flattened.
Dextrorse. Spirally ascending to the
Diadelphous. Stamens united into two sets.
Diandrous. Having two stamens.
Dichotomous. Forking regularly into two
nearly equal branches or segments.
Dicotyledonous. With two cotyledons.
Didymous. Twin-like ; of two nearly
Diffuse. Loosely spreading.
Digitate. Diverging, like the fingers
Dimorphous. Of two forms.
Dioecious. Bearing staminate flowers or
antherids on one plant, and pistillate flowers or archegones on another
of the same species.
Discoid. heads of Compositae composed
only of tubular flowers, rayless ; like a disk.
Dissected. Divided into many segments
Dissepiment. A partition-wall of an ovary
Distichous. Arranged in two rows.
Distinct. Separate from each other ;
Divaricate. Diveraging at a wide angle.
Divided. Cleft to the base or to the
Dorsal. On the back, or pertaining
to the back.
Drupe. A simple fruit, usually
indehiscent with fleshy exocarp and bony endocarp.
Drupelet. Diminutive of drupe.
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, page 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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