Flower Info Listing From Anther To Whorl of leaves



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Botanical name English name Description
A
Anther Anther
F_anther This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The part of the stamen that produces the pollen.

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B
Dichasia Bi-division
F_dichasia This Refers To the
Flower type
A cyme having two lateral flowers or branches originating from opposite points beneath a terminal flower.

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Spathe Broad Blade
F_spathe This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
A leaf-like or petaloid bract that encloses or subtends a flower cluster or spadix, as in the Calla or as here, although more open, in the Anthurium.

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Raceme Bunch
F_raceme This Refers To the
Flower type
The individual flowers of this inflorenscence arise from the axis with stalks. The inflorenscence is acropetal, this means that the youngest flowers are at the apex of the axis. The flowers of the hyacinth is a racemose

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C
Calyx Calyx
F_calyx This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The calyx is the sepals collectively. It is the set of modified leaves which usually enclose the flower when it is in the bud stage.

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Catkin Catkin
F_catkin This Refers To the
Flower type
A catkin is an inflorenscence which is a pendulus spike having bracts on the axis which bears unisexual flowers like the Hazelnut.

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Corymb Cluster
F_corymb This Refers To the
Flower type
This inflorenscence has flowers arising from the axis like a raceme, but with the lower flowers having elongated stalks. The whole inflorenscence therefore appears flat or slightly domed. The youngest flowers are in the center of the flat or slightly domed inflorenscence.

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Corolla Crown
F_corolla This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The petals of a flower considered as a group and usually of a color other than green; the inner whorl of the perianth. It is usually the coloured corolla that we grow flowers for.

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Corona Crown
F_corona This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
A crown-shaped, funnel-shaped, or trumpet-shaped union growth of the perianth of certain flowers, such as the Daffodil or the Cobea scandens. Also called crown.

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Cincinnus Curl
F_cincinnus This Refers To the
Flower type
A form of monochasium in which the lateral branches arise alternately on opposite sides of the false axis. It is called also scorpioid cyme because it looks like a scorpion..

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Bostryx Curl
F_bostryx This Refers To the
Type of flower
A kind of cymose inflorescence with all the flowers on one side of the rachis or stalk, usually causing it to curl; -- called also a uniparous helicoid cyme.

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Scorpoid Curl
F_scorpoid This Refers To the
Flower shape
A monochasial, cymose inflorescence with branches alternating from one side of the vertical axis to the other normally curved to one side like a scorpion's tail.. Also called Cincinnus.

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D
Double Flower Double
F_double_flower This Refers To the
Type of flowers
Flower whose genetic makeup has been modified so that they produce large petals from all its florets or with twice its normal compliment of petals for its class. The central part of a single flower are actually made up of many small single flowerlets. It is these that have its petals forced to grow larger to produce the many petaled double flower. Usually most double flowers are sterile and does not produce fruits. This can be seen by the double flowering cherries trees that lines many streets in the UK.

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F
Rhipidium Fan
F_rhipidium This Refers To the
Flower type
A fan shaped cymose inflorescence. This inflorenscence has flowers arising from the axis like a raceme, but with the lower flowers having elongated stalks. The whole inflorenscence therefore appears flat like a fan.

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Pollen Flour
F_pollen This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
Pollen is the flour produced from the anthers of the flower. This flour consists of grains which contain the male reproductive DNA and is carried or to the stigma of the flower. On the stigma the pollen grain germinates and travels down to the ovary via the style. In monocotyledons, pollen has one furrow or pore while in dicotyledons they have three.

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Pedicel Foot-stalk
F_pedicel This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
This is the short stalk of a flower below the calyx.

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H
Capitulum Head
F_capitulum This Refers To the
Flower type
The individual flowers of this inflorenscence are packed tightly on a flattened structure. The individual flowers are sessile(without stalks). The Sunflower is one example of this type of inflorenscence.

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L
Petal Leaf
F_petal This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The petal is a Tepal and the petals are the inner modified leaves of a single flower. These form the perianth or corolla. These modified leaves are usually brightly coloured and can be joined together to form a corolla tube. The flower parts in monocotyledons are multiples of three while in dicotyledons are multiples of four or five.

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Tepal Leaf
F_tepal This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
A Tepal is a petal or a sepal and one part of the perianth. A tepal is a modified sepal or petal. The word tepal is used when the petal or sepal have been modified to be similar like in the lily. Were the perianth is not differentiated into two distinctive segments, such as a calyx (made up of sepals) and a corolla (which is made up of petals).

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M
Stigma Mark
F_stigma This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The portion of the pistil which recieves the pollen.

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Umbel (Compound) Multiple umbrella
F_umbel_compound This Refers To the
Flower type
A flat-topped or rounded flower cluster in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point and a further cluster arise from each individual flower stalk.

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O
Monocoecious One house
F_monoecious This Refers To the
Type Of Flower
A botanical term used to describe plants or flowers in which male and female organs (Anthers and Stigmas) are found on the same plant but in different flowers; for example Begonias, maize, Hazelnut et al. Unlike Dioecious plants which has male and female flowers on different plants and Hermaphrodite plants which has both reproductive reproductive parts on one flower.

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Ovary Ovary
F_ovary This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The ovary is the part of the carpel which holds the ovule(s) and is located at the bottom part of the flower. After pollination, the ovary will grow into the fruit, while the ovule(s) become the seed(s).

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P
Spadix Palm branch
F_spadix This Refers To the
Flower type
A fleshy clublike spike bearing minute flowers, usually enclosed within a sheathlike spathe, characteristic of aroid plants, such as the calla.

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Pistil Pestle
F_pistil This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The stigma, style, ova and ovary together make up the Pistil.

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Style Pillar
F_style This Refers To the
Flower type
Style is the part of the pistil which connects the stigma and the ovary.

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Pollen Sac Pollen Sac
F_pollen_sac This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The onopened anther of a flower in which the pollen or male microspores are developed before being shed by the anther.

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S
Sepal Separate
F_sepal This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The sepal is a Tepal and the sepals are the outer row of modified leaves of a single flower which are usually green and leaf-like. The sepals form the calyx or outer perianth of the flower. They are often coloured and difficult to distinguish from the petals. When the flower is in bud, the sepals enclose and protect the more delicate floral parts.

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Sheath Shell or Pod
F_sheath This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
A protective covering of a flower bud or growing point.

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Drepanium Sickle
F_drepanium This Refers To the
Flower type
A flattened coil or spiral cyme with secondary axis developed in a plane formed by the main peduncle or stalk and its first branch.

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Single Flower Single
F_single_flower This Refers To the
Type of flowers
Flowers where only the outside florets have large petals or flowers with its normal compliment of petals for its class.

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Monochasia Single division
F_monochasia This Refers To the
Type of flower
A cyme having a single flower on each axis.

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Peduncle Small Foot
F_peduncle This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The stalk of an inflorescence or the stalk of a solitary flower in a inflorescence with one flower.

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Spike Spike
F_spike This Refers To the
Flower type
This flower type is a stalkless or almost stalkless flowers borne on a stem. The individual flowers of this inflorenscence arise from the axis without stalks(sessile).

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Cyme Sprout
F_cyme This Refers To the
Flower type
This inflorenscence has flowers arising from the axis like a raceme, but with the lower flowers having elongated stalks. The whole inflorenscence therefore appears flat or domed. The youngest flowers are at the edges of the flat or domed inflorenscence. In this sense it is like a corymb, but with the youngest flowers at the edges.

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Stamen Stamen
F_stamen This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The pollen-producing reproductive organ of a flower, usually consisting of a filament and an anther. The male reproductive organ of a flower

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T
Filament Thread
F_filament This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The filament is part of the Stamen, which is made up of the filament and the anther. It is the stalk which has at its tip the Anther, which inturn carries the pollen grains.

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Panicle Tuft
F_panicle This Refers To the
Flower type
The individual flowers of this inflorenscence arise from a stalk, which in turn arises from the axis Each flower has a stalk. It is a branched cluster of flowers in which the branches are racemes.

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U
Umbel Umbrella
F_umbel This Refers To the
Flower type
This inflorenscence has flowers arising from the flower stalk from a common point like an umbrella. The inflorenscence is domed or flattened, with the youngest flowers at the center.

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W
Thyrse Wand
F_thyrse This Refers To the
Flower type
A mixed inflorescence consisting of a dense, panicle-like flower cluster, in which the lateral branches terminate in cymes. A lilac is a good example.

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Verticillaster Whorl
F_verticillaster This Refers To the
Flower type
A much reduced cymose inflorescence resembling a whorl but actually arising in the axils of opposite bracts, as in most mints.

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Perianth Whorl of leaves
F_perianth This Refers To the
Parts of a flower
The outer ring of floral leaves of a flower, when not clearly divided into calyx and corolla; collectively the calyx and the corolla.

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