Glossary

Glossary

Glossary

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There are currently 14 names in this directory beginning with the letter N.
Narrowly Alate
Having narrow wings

Narrowly Elliptic
Elliptically shaped with a length to width ratio of 3:1 to 6:1

Narrowly Lanceolate
Lance shaped with a length to width ratio of 3:1 to 6:1

Narrowly Triangular
A leaf shape that is a triangle shape forming less than a 45 degree angle

Narrowly Trullate
A leaf shape that is a long, narrow diamond shape

Neotropics
The region southward from the Tropic of Cancer, including southern Mexico, Central and South America, and the West Indies

Nerves
A strand of conducting and strengthening tissue in a lamina that run longitudinally and add strength to the lamina, ribs, frequently incorrectly used for veins

Niche
The ecological or natural habitat or space that a species occupies in the wild

Nodding
Bending over to one side or down, so that the apex is directly downward

Node
The joint on a stem where leaves, branches or flowers originate View Illustration

Nomenclature
Correct naming of plants

Non typus
Not the type (specimen)

Non-sulcate
Not furrowed or grooved lengthwise

Nutant; nutans
Nodding or including from the perpendicular so that the apex is directed downward


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