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Flowering

Flowering 1. The act of blossoming, or the season when plants blossom; florification. 2. The act of adorning with... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Seed Plants

There are two main subdivisions of seed plants—the ones without covered seeds, the gymnosperms, and the ones with covered... Read More

Growth and Plant Hormones

Growth All living organisms begin in the same form: as a single cell. That cell will divide and the resulting cells will... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Fruits, Flowers, and Seeds

Flowering plants grow in a wide variety of habitats and environments. They can go from germination of a seed to a mature... Read More

Magnoliopsida

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) A taxonomic class comprised of the dicotyledonous plants, according to the Takhtajan system... Read More

Placenta

Definition noun, plural: placentae or placentas (1) (zoology) The vascular organ formed during gestation of female mammals... Read More

Incomplete dominance

Incomplete Dominance Definition After Gregor Mendel discovered inheritance laws, the term ''incomplete dominance'' was... Read More

Liliopsida

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) A taxonomic class of the division Magnoliophyta comprised of lilies, grasses, palms,... Read More

Polygenic inheritance

Polygenic inheritance refers to the kind of inheritance in which the trait is produced from the cumulative effects of many... Read More

Flower

Definition noun, plural: flowers Sexual reproductive structure of plants, especially of angiosperms (flowering... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Heterogamy

Heterogamy (Science: plant biology) The condition in a flowering Plant species of having two or more types of flowers. For... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Florigen

Florigen Since the 1930s it has been known that plants sense light (and daylength in particular) in the leaves and send a... Read More

Self pollination

Definition noun (botany) A type of pollination in which the pollen from the anther of the flower is transferred to the... Read More

Dicot

Definition noun, plural: dicotyledons A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Magnoliopsida of Angiospermae... Read More

Macrophytes

Introduction    Examples of Macrophytes. (Source: Canada's AquaticEnvironments) ... Read More

Sessile plant

Definition noun, plural: sessile plants (botany) Any of the flowering plants lacking petioles. Supplement Flowering plants... Read More

Monocotyledon

Definition noun, plural: monocotyledons A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Liliopsida (or Monocotyledonae)... Read More

Monocot

Definition noun, plural: monocotyledons A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Liliopsida (or Monocotyledonae)... Read More

Dicotyledon

Definition noun, plural: dicotyledons A group of flowering plants belonging to the class Magnoliopsida of Angiospermae... Read More

Petiolate plant

Definition noun, plural: petiolate plants (botany) Any of the group of flowering plants that possess petiole, which is a... Read More

Terrestrial plant

Definition noun, plural: terrestrial plants Any animal that lives, grows and reproduce in aquatic... Read More

Allogamy

Definition noun (botany) Cross-fertilization, where fertilization occurs when an ovum of a flower is fertilized by the... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More

Asexual reproduction

Asexual Reproduction Definition What is asexual reproduction? Asexual reproduction is a mode of reproduction that does not... Read More

Cross-pollination

Definition noun (botany) A type of pollination in which the pollen from the anther of a flower is transferred to the stigma... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Xylem

Xylem Definition Xylem is defined as a plant tissue that transfers water and nutrients from roots to all over the plant... Read More

Rushes

rush 1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of... Read More

Rush

rush 1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of... Read More

Petiole

Definition noun, plural: petioles (1) (botany) The stalk at the base of the leaf blade, attaching and supporting the leaf... Read More

Lily

Lily Origin: as. Lilie, L. Lilium, gr. Cf. Flower-de-luce. 1. (Science: botany) a plant and flower of the genus Lilium,... Read More

Gamete

Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More

Gene flow

Definition noun The movement and exchange of genes or alleles from one population of species to another Supplement Gene flow... Read More

Tracheophyte

Definition noun, plural: tracheophytes A vascular plant contains the conducting systems which consist of xylem for... Read More

Antarctic realm

Definition noun A biogeographic realm that covers the Antarctica Supplement Biogeographic realms are large spatial regions... Read More

Parthenogenesis

To reproduce, by definition, means to produce new offspring. The process is referred to as reproduction, which is one of the... Read More