Glossary

Glossary

Glossary

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There are currently 15 names in this directory beginning with the letter H.
Habit
The general appearance, characteristic form, or mode of growth of a plant

Habitat
Environmental circumstances or kind place where a plant grows

Hastate
A triangular, arrowhead shape with the basal lobes turned slightly flaring outward making the base look truncate

Herbaceous
Plants with no persistent woody stems above ground including many perennials and nearly all annuals and biennials

Herbarium
Specimen Collection of dried plants used for botanical study

Hermaphrodite
A flower containing reproductive parts of both male and female flowers

Hiemalis
A group of hybrid begonias derived from a cross of a winter flowering B. socotrana and a summer flowering tuberous Begonia tuberhybrida, often called Elatior begonias (the Elatior strain is now largely forgotten), but now the name Rieger applies to them all

Hirsute
Covered with long erect stiff hairs

Hirtelious
Minutely hirsute

Hispid
Bearing long, dense, erect harshly stiff or rigid hairs, but somewhat flexuous, like setose but more dense

Holotype
The single specimen designated as the type of a species by the original author at the time the species name and description was published

Hooded
Capped, as in Begonia anthers where tissue from the sides of the pollen sac forms a cap or hood over the point of dehiscence, where the content or pollen is released

Hooked
Having the shape of either of the ends of a new moon; same as horned

Hyaline
Thin and translucent plant parts such as the margins of leaves, sepals and bracts

Hybrid
The progeny resulting from cross-fertilization of two genetically different individuals that may be two different cultivars or two different species or the selfing of a cultivar


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