Glossary

Glossary

Glossary

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There are currently 34 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
F1
First generation offspring of the mating of two different varieties

Falcate
Sickle-shaped, curved and tapering to a point

Falciform
Shaped like a sickle or scythe

Family
Made up of one or more genera whose similarities are greater than their differences

Fascicle
A close or tight bundle or cluster

Fasciculate
Arranged or growing in bundles or clusters; several leaves growing from a common axis

Fenestrate
Provided with openings or windows; windowed

Ferruginous
Rust colored, reddish-brown

Fertile
Seed bearing, when the term is applied to seed, it means seed which are capable of producing plants

Fibrous
Bearing or resembling fiber, a flexible, strong, and stringy resemblance

Filament
Stalk that bears the anther in a stamen; a threadlike organ View Illustration

Filiform
Threadlike, very slender and cylindrical, often with bends and curves

Fimbriate
Fringed, as the edge of petals; having fimbriae

Firm
Solid, stable

Flaccid
Limp and lax; without rigidity

Fleshy
Thick, firm, juicy (succulent) and often brittle (breaks or cracks easily when the leaf is bent) texture

Flexuous
Having a gentle bending direction, alternately in opposite directions such as inwards and outwards

Floccose
(Felted) having locks of soft wooly hairs that rub off easily, like tomentose but scattered in tufts

Flora
Plants of a specific region

Foliaceous
Leafy or leaf-like in texture or shape

Foliage
Leaves of a plant

Form
In taxonomy, one of the secondary subdivisions below variety which is below species, based on a single morphological difference

Foveolate
Surface pitted with shallow distinct depressions. Example: B. ‘Tom Ment’ leaves

Free
Not united with any other organs; not attached at one end

Friable
Fragile

Fruit
The mature fertilized ovary that has ripened and contains seeds, the capsule

Frutescent
Shrubby

Fruticose
Shrubby, bushy, with many branching stems

Fugacious, fugaciously
Falling or withering away early

Fulvous
Yellow-brownish color, tawny

Funiculus
Stalk bearing the ovule

Fuscescent
Dusky; approaching dark brown or tinged with that color

Fused
To become joined together as if melting together

Fusiform
Swollen in the middle and tapering to each end like a spindle


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