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                                Morphology of Flowering Plants


Ø   Adaptation: Adjustment of an organism to its environment.

Ø   Andromonoecious: A plant having male and intersexual flower, e.g., some lilies.

Ø   Anthology: Study of flowers.

Ø   Anthotaxy: Arrangement of flowers on an axis.

Ø   Arboretum: A place, often outdoors, set aside for the display of living plants.

Ø   Absorption: The process of taking in material or energy.

Ø   Bud Scale: A modified protective leaf of a bud.

Ø   Cotyledons: The first leaves formed in the embryo.

Ø   Deciduous: Referring to trees and shrubs that lose their leaves in the fall.

Ø   Epiphyte: A plant that grows upon another plant but is not a parasite.

Ø   Frond: A synonym for a large divided leaf, especially for a fern leaf.

Ø   Gynomonoecious: A plant having female and intersexual flowers, e. g, sunflower.

Ø   Haustorium: A projection that act as a penetrating and absorbing organ.

Ø   Heterophylly: A condition where a plant has different leaf forms at different times in its life cycle.

Ø   Leaf Scar: Characteristic scar on stem axis made after leaf abscission.

Ø   Liana: A plant with woody climbing shoot.

Ø   Lenticel: A structure of the bark that permits the passage of gas inward and outward.

Ø   Polygamous: A plant having male, female and intersexual flowers, e. g, mango.

Ø   Pomology: Branch of horticulture that deals with the study of fruits and their cultivation.

Ø   Slips: Small pieces or plantlets which can be removed and used for propagation.

Ø   Spermology: Study of seeds.

Ø   Tendril: A slender coiling organ that aids in the support of stems.

Ø   Trioecious: A species with three types of individuals, male, female and monoecious.


Mr. A. KINGSLIN M.Sc, BEd, Phd,(doing)
Post Graduate Teacher in Botany
St. Mary Goretty Hr. Sec School, Manalikarai 
Kanyakumari district

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