Glossary


Valvate
Opening by valves.
Vascular plant
A plant that possesses specialised conducting tissue (xylem and phloem). This includes flowering plants, conifers and ferns but excludes mosses, algae, lichens and liverworts.
Velutinous
Thickly covered with delicate hairs; velvety.
Velutinous Knightia excelsa
Ventral
Of the front or inner (adaxial) surface relative to the axis. (cf. dorsal)
Vermiform
Worm-shaped.
Vernicose
Glossy, literally as if varnished, e.g., Hebe vernicosa has leafs than appear as if varnished
Verrucose
Having small rounded warts.
Verrucose - Kahikatea
Verticillium
A fungus disease that will cause wilting and death.
Villous
Covered with long, soft, fine hairs.
Villous flowers of Myoporum laetum

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