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Plant Characteristics

A list of specialist words which might be used in field guides ... more.

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Valvate : Of floral parts in the bud, parts touching but not overlapping; also applied to organs dehiscing with valves.
Parent Term:Aestivation
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Valve : One of the flaps/parts/sides opening on a dehiscent fruit.
Parent Term:Fruit_details
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Variant : Any different type of plant within the species, taxonomically recognized or not.
Parent Term:Taxonomy
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Variegated : Having a patchy variation in colour or shade.
Parent Term:Leaf_blade_colour
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Vegetation : -
Parent Term:Habitat
Child Terms: Swamp_forest
Savanna-woodland
Savanna
Thicket
Elfin_forest
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Vegetative : The non-floral parts of a plant; non-flowering.
Parent Term:Plant_parts
Child Terms: Foliage
Bud
Habit
Juvenile
Root
Woody_stem
Foliage_(leafy_stem)
Underground_bulbs_etc
Wood
Leafy_stem
Woody_stems
Bulbs_etc
Foliage_(leafy_branch)
Woody_stems
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Vein : -
Parent Term:Lamina__leaf_blade
 
Vein prominence/visibility :   -
Parent Term:Venation
Child Terms: Guttered
Channelled
Impressed
Prominent
Recessed
Bullate
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Vein(s) : -
Parent Term:Lamina__leaf_blade
 
Velutinous : Velvety: densely covered with soft, short (or long) erect hairs.
Parent Term:Hairs
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Velvety : -
Parent Term:Hairs
 
Venation : The system or pattern of lateral nerves and veins, or ('finer venation') just veins.
Parent Term:Lamina__leaf_blade
Synonyms: Veins
Child Terms: Areole
Ascending
Midrib
Nerve
Obscure
Scalariform
Striate
Sub_marginal
Transverse
Trinerved
Anastomosing
Reticulate
Leaf_venation_(hickey)
Vein_prominence
Palmately_veined
Areole
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Verrucose : Covered with rough, wart-like projections.
Parent Term:Surface_texture
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Verticillate : Whorled, several similar organs at the same point of an axis.
Parent Term:Leaf_arrangement
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Villous : Covered with long, weak and often crooked hairs.
Parent Term:Hairs
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Viscid : Coated with a thick, sticky secretion.
Parent Term:Hairs
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