Glossary


Tabular
Shaped like a rectangular tablet.
Taxa
Taxonomic groups. Used to refer to a group at any level e.g., genus, species or subspecies.
Taxon
A taxonomic group. Used to refer to a group at any level e.g., genus, species or subspecies.
Taxonomy
The process or science of classifying, naming, and describing organisms
Tepal
An individual member of the perianth.
Tepal of Phormium tenax
Terete
Cylindrical and tapering.
Terete - Parsonsia heterophylla
Terminal
At the tip or apex.
Terminal flower buds - Meryta sinclairii
Ternatifid
Leaflets In threes,
Tetrad
A group of four.
Tomentum
A hairy covering of short closely matted hairs.
Translocation
The movement of living organisms from one area to another.
Trifid
Divided into three.
Trifoliate
Having three leaflets.
Three leaflets of Clematis
Trigonous
Three–angled
Three angled seed of Muehlenbeckia
Tripinnate
With each secondary pinna divided to the midrib into tertiary pinnae
Tripinnate fronds of Cyathea dealbata (silver fern)
Triquetrous
Triangular in cross section and acutely angled.
Truncate
With the apex or base squared at the end as if cut off.
Truncate leaves of Phyllocladus trichomanoides
Tuberculate
Bearing small swellings.
Tubular
Tube-shaped.
Tubular flowers of Dysoxilum spectabile
turbinate
Top-shaped.
Turbinate flower - Corokia cotoneaster
Turgid
Distended through internal pressure
Type locality
The place or source where a holotype or type specimen was found for a species.

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