Glossary of Botanical Terms

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Galea.  A hood-like part of a perianth or corolla.
Galeate.  With a galea.
Gametophyte.  The sexual generation of plants.
Gametopetalous.  With petals more or less united.
Gemma.  A bud-like propagative organ.
Gibbous.  Enlarged or swollen on one side.
Glabrate.  Nearly without hairs.
Glabrous.  Devoid of hairs.
Gladiate.  Like a sword-blade.
Gland.  A secreting cell, or group of cells.
Glandular.  With glands, or gland-like.
Glaucous.  Covered with a fine bluish or white bloom ; bluish-hoary.
Globose.  Spherical or nearly so.
Glomerate.  A dense capitate cyme.
Glumaceous.  Resembling glumes.
Glume.  The scaly bracts of the spikelets of grasses and sedges.
Granulose.  Composed of grains.
Gregarious.  Growing in groups or colonies.
Gynaecandrous.  In Carex, a spike with upper flowrs pistillate and lower staminate.
Gynobase.  A prolongation or enlargement of the receptacle, supporting the ovary.

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Volume 1, page xix: 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 Meridian, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913

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