Marked leaflessness in winter, and greater than 90% leaves lost by beginning of spring flush.
With a prostrate or curved base and an erect or ascending tip.
Attached by a broadened base.
Bent abruptly downward.
The time of opening at maturity to release the contents, e.g., a capsule releasing the seeds.
Splitting open at maturity to release contents (of a fruit).
Shaped broadly like an equilateral triangle.
Toothed along the margin with the teeth pointing outward, not forward.
having a very finely toothed margin
Divided into two equal branches.
With two complete sets of chromosomes in each cell.
A species or other taxonomic group that occupies areas that are widely separated and scattered and therefore have a discontinuous distribution.
Toward the apex, away from the point of attachment (cf. proximal).
In two rows on opposite sides of the axis.
Branching at a very wide angle with stiff intertwined stems.
small structures on the lower surface of a leaf in some woody dicotyledons, located in the axils of the primary veins and usually consisting of depressions partly enclosed by leaf tissue or hairs.
Of the back or outer surface relative to the axis. (cf. ventral)
A stone fruit, the seed enclosed in a bony covering (endocarp) which is surrounded by a + fleshy layer (mesocarp)