vPlants Accepted Plant Terms

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Accepted Plant Terms -- Last modified 2004 December 21

Terms deemed acceptable for use on the vPlants pages (they also occur in the glossary of Swink and Wilhlem); see the online glossary. Terms in [brackets] are to be used only if using the alternative becomes incredibly cumbersome. Other terms may certainly be "defined" on the pages and then have the term in parentheses afterwards, but cannot "stand alone." The exception exists for the larger families with specific terminology (e.g. Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae), where we will create an online glossary pages, with the general diagnostic terms illustrated and defined, that will link from each of the taxon pages in those families.

**Word substitutions: Use non-toothed instead of entire; hairless instead of glabrous; stalkless instead of sessile; unbranched instead of simple. Restrict usage of floret to Asteraceae, Poaceae, Cyperaceae.

							Achene
							[Adventitious]
							Aerial
							Aggregated
							Alternate
							Ament (& catkin)
							Angled
							[Angiosperm]
							Annual
							Anther
							Apex
							Apical
							Appressed
							Aquatic
							Aromatic
							Ascending
							Asymmetrical
							Axil
							Axillary
							Axis
							Barren
							Basal
							Beak
							Berry
							 - but not only in
							   the strict sense
							Biennial
							Bilateral
							Bilaterally symmetrical
							Bladder
							Blade
							Blunt
							Bog
							Boreal
							Bract
							Branchlet
							Bristle
							Bristly
							Bud
							Bulb
							Bur
							Calcareous
							[Calyx]
							Capsule
							Catkin
							Chambered
							Chlorophyll
							Clasping
							Claw
							Clone
							Coarse
							Columnar
							Compound
							Compressed
							Concave
							Concentric
							Cone
							Conical
							Connected
							Contracted
							Convex
							[Corolla]
							Corrugated
							Cottony
							Cotyledon
							Crest
							[Culm]
							Cultivar
							Cylindric
							Cylindrical
							Deciduous
							Decumbent
							Dehiscent
							Dehiscence
							Dicot
							Disc / disk
							Disk flowers
							Distinct
							Divergent
							Downy
							Elevated
							
							Elliptic
							Elliptical
							Elongate
							Emergent
							Emersed
							Endemic
							Endosperm
							[Ephemeral]
							Erect
							Evergreen
							Exfoliating
							[Exserted]
							Face
							Fen
							Fertile
							Fibrous
							Fiddlehead
							Filament
							Flange
							Floret
							Frond
							Fruit
							Fused
							Genus
							Gland
							Glandular
							Grain
							Granular
							[Gymnosperm]
							Head
							Herb
							Herbaceous
							Hummock
							Hybrid
							Immersed
							Incurved
							[Indehiscent]
							Inferior
							Infertile
							Inflated
							Inflorescence
							Inrolled
							Internode
							Jointed
							Lateral
							Latex
							Leaf
							Leafless
							Leaflet
							Linear
							Lip
							Lobe
							Margin
							Mesic
							Midrib
							Midvein
							Milky
							Monocot
							Native
							Nectar
							Nerve
							Nodding
							Node
							Non-toothed
							Nut 
							 - probably in 
							   a wide sense
							Oblong
							Obsolete
							Opaque
							Opposite
							Oval
							Ovary
							Ovule
							Palmate
							Parallel
							Parallel-veined
							Parasite
							Peat
							Perennial
							Persistent
							
							Petal
							[Petiole]
							Pinnate
							[Pistil]
							Pitted
							Pods
							Pore
							Prickle
							Primary
							Prostrate
							Radially symmetrical
							Radiate
							Ray flowers
							Recurved
							Reflexed
							Rhizome
							Rosette
							Runner
							Sac
							Saline
							Saprophyte
							Scale
							Scalloped
							Secondary
							Segment
							Segmented
							Sepal
							Sheath
							Shrub
							Solitary
							Species
							Spike
							Spikelet
							Spine
							Spore
							Stalk
							Stamen
							Stem
							Sterile
							Sticky
							Stigma
							Stipule
							Style
							Submersed
							Subtend
							Subterranean
							Succulent
							Suckers
							Superior
							Symmetrical
							Taproot
							Taxon
							Teeth
							Tendril
							Tepal
							Terrestrial
							Thorn
							Toothed
							Translucent
							Tree
							Tube
							Tuber
							Tufted
							Twig
							Umbel
							United
							Urn-shaped
							Variety
							Vascular
							Vascular bundle
							Vascular bundle scar
							Vegetative
							Vein
							Venation
							Vine
							Wavy
							Whorl
							Wing
							Winged fruit
							Woolly