Glossary

Glossary

Glossary

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There are currently 18 names in this directory beginning with the letter M.
Maculate
Marked with spots or blotches

Marcescent
Regarding stipule persistence, when stipules wither but don’t fall off until long after the leaf matures

Margin
The edge or border of a leaf blade or lamina

Marginiform
Having a distinct or projecting edge or wing

Membranous
Regarding stipule texture, consisting of or resembling a thin and semi-transparent layer of tissue

Micropylar
The minute opening into the integument of an ovule which becomes the crown of the seed

Midrib
The central rib or main vein of a leaf or other organ

Midvein
The central vein of a leaf

Moniliform
Resembling a string of beads, such as a rhizome resembling beads on a necklace

Monochasial; monochasium
A cyme in which only one of each pair of lateral branches develops

Monoecious
A plant that has separate flowers of both sexes on a single plant

Monograph
A systematic account of a particular group of plants

Monopodial; monopodium
Having growth and elongation of the stem from a single point, continuing indefinitely, adding leaves to the apex with no branching. Unlike sympodial where the terminal bud ceases to grow and the growth is continued from a lateral bud. In pseudo monopodial, a plant has a primary stem with sympodial growth and secondary stems with monopodial growth

Monotypic
The sole member of its group, such as a single species that constitutes a section, used especially of a genus with only one species

Montane
A plant that grows naturally in the mountains

Multifid
Cleft into many parts

Muricate
Surface with uniform, low obtuse, rounded projections or excrescences, examples: B. ‘Pebble Lane’, B. muricata, B. ‘Black Raspberry’

Mutation
A Sport of variation from the norm


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