Glossary


Imbricate
Overlapping.
The imbricate foliage of Libocedrus plumosa
imbricating
Overlapping.
Imparipinnate
Odd–pinnate, a leaf shape; pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex.
Dysoxylum spectacle -  leaf shape; pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex.
In-situ
On site conservation relating to the maintenance of plants in the wild.
Inbreeding
Genetic similarity in offspring of closely related individuals.
Incoherent
Not sticking together.
Incursion
Entrance of a pest into an area where it is not present
Indumentum
A covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales)
Indusia
Plural of indusium, a membrane covering a sorus of a fern
Indusia covering the sori of Adiantum
Indusium
A thin tissue that covers the sorus in many ferns. Plural: indusia.
The indusium protecting a sorus of Asplenium hookerianum var. colensoi. Indusia protecting sori of Polystichum oculatum.
Inflorescence
The arrangement of flowers on the stem. A flower head.
An inflorescence of Hebe stricta An inflorescence of Metrosideros excelsa
Infundibuliform
Funnel–like.
Interkeel
The space between the keel and the leaf blade
Internode
The part of an axis between two nodes; the section of the stem between leaves.
The section of the stem between leaves of Coprosma arboreus
Internodes
Part of a stem between two nodes.
Intramarginal
Within or near the margin.
Involucral bracts
The scales surrounding the flower head or capitula.
Involucral bracts of Senecio marotiri
Involucre
A group of bracts surrounding a flower head.
Bracts surrounding flower head on Brachyglottis kirkii var kirkii
Involute
With margins rolled inward toward the upper side.
Irritable
Responding to touch.

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