Glossary


Hastate
Spear like. Shaped like an arrowhead, but with basal lobes pointing outward rather than downward.
A hastate leaf base Hastate fern
Haustorium
The absorbing organ of a parasite or hemiparasite
Hemi–parasite
Obtains water and nutrients from the roots of other plants but also manufactures food through photosynthesis.
The hemi-parasitic Peraxilla colensoi
Hemi–parasitic
Obtaining water and nutrients from the roots of other plants then manufacturing food through photosynthesis.
Herbarium
The place where collections of dried/pressed plants are kept.
Hermaphrodite
Having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs.
Hermaphrodite flower of Gentianella montana subsp. ionostigma.
Heteroblastic
Exhibiting differences in leaf shapes or forms in juvenile and adult phases of the plant.
The differences in leaf shapes in juvenile and adult phases of Pseudopanax
Heteroblasty
The state of being heteroblastic (i.e., exhibiting differences in leaf shapes or forms in juvenile and adult phases of the plant).
Hirsute
Hairy.
The fine hairs on the petals of Leucopogon fasciculata The fine hairs on the petals of Leucopogon fasciculata
Hyaline
Membranous, thin and translucent.
Elatostema rugosa
Hybrid
An individual that is the offspring of a cross between two different varieties or species.
A hybrid of Notogrammitis ciliata x N. heterophylla
Hybridise
Breeding with a member of a different plant or type.
Hydrophyte
A plant species adapted to growing in or on water or in wet situations. Aquatic or semi-aquatic.
Hymenium
The fertile, spore–bearing layer of a fruitbody.
Hypanthium
A ring–like, cup–shaped, or tubular structure of a flower on which the sepals, petals, and stamens are borne.
The hypanthium of Metrosideros fulgens

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