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Woody

woody (Science: botany) Of or containing wood or wood fibres, consisting mainly of hard lignified... 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

Plant Tissues

Plants are composed of three major organ groups: roots, stems, and leaves. As we know from other areas of biology, these... 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

Dendrology

Definition noun The study of wooden plants such as trees and shrubs Supplement Dendrology is the study of wooden plants. It... Read More

Shrub

shrub A woody plant less than 5 metres (approx. 15 feet) high, either without a distinct main main stem, or with branches... 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

Angiosperm

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

Cortex

Definition noun, plural: cortexes, cortices (anatomy) The outer layer or region of a structure or an internal organ (botany)... Read More

Cork

Definition noun, plural: corks (botany) A part of the periderm that protects the inner plant tissues from mechanical... Read More

Primary xylem

Definition noun, plural: primary xylems The xylem formed during the primary growth from procambium of root and shoot... Read More

Vascular tissue

Definition noun, plural: vascular tissues (botany) A complex permanent tissue involved in the conduction of materials (e.g.... Read More

Periderm

Definition noun, plural: periderms (botany) An outer covering that replaces the epidermis of certain plants (embryology)... Read More

Lenticel

Lenticel a loosely-packed mass of cells in the bark of a woody plant, visible on the surface of a stem as a raised powdery... Read More

Phloem

Definition noun, plural: phloems A vascular tissue in plants that functions primarily in transporting organic food materials... Read More

Fragmentation

Fragmentation Definition What is fragmentation? In general, fragmentation refers to the state or the process of breaking... Read More

Secondary xylem

Definition noun, plural: secondary xylems The xylem formed as a result of the secondary growth from the vascular... 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

Knot

Knot 1. To form knots or joints, as in a cord, a plant, etc.; to become entangled. Cut hay when it begins to knot.... Read More

Lignin

Definition noun An organic substance that acts as a binder for the cellulose fibers in certain plants adding strength and... Read More

Sapling

sapling strong, young tree, the stem of which has normal branch development from the bottom up. woody vegetation between 0.4... Read More

Bark

Definition noun, plural: barks (botany) The outermost covering of stems and roots of woody plants (especially trees), and is... Read More

Herbaceous

Herbaceous (Science: botany) refers to a plant that has a non-woody stem and which dies back at the endof the growing... Read More

Ray

ray (Science: botany) A zygomorphic flower in the family asteraceae, a radial band of cells traversing the conducting... Read More

Hardwood

Definition noun (botany) The wood (secondary xylem) of an angiosperm tree Supplement Vascular plants, e.g. gymnosperms and... Read More

Forbs

Forb (Science: botany) a non-woody plant other than a grass, sedge, rush, in contrast to bryophytes, ferns, fern allies and... Read More

Phelloderm

Definition noun, plural: phelloderms (botany) A part of the periderm made up of cells produced inwardly by the cork... Read More

Vine

vine (Science: botany) Any woody climbing plant which bears grapes. Hence, a climbing or trailing plant; the long, slender... Read More

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More

Herb

Herb (Science: botany) Any vascular plant that never produces a woody stem. Compare:... Read More

Softwood

Definition noun (botany) The wood (secondary xylem) of a gymnosperm tree Supplement Vascular plants (tracheophytes) are... Read More

Organic matter

Definition noun Any of the carbon-based compounds found in nature Supplement Organic matter pertains to any of the... Read More

Cone

Cone 1. (Science: plant biology) in gymnosperms and club mosses, a group of sporophylls arranged compactly on a central... Read More

Xylem parenchyma

Definition noun Parenchyma cells in the xylem tissue and are involved mainly in the storage of carbohydrates, oils, and... Read More

Xylem vessel

Definition noun, plural: xylem vessels (botany) One of the tracheary elements of xylem that is characterized by being made... Read More

Herbs

Herbs Any plant designated as herb by any source. Formerly the term designated those angiosperms that have little or no... Read More

Cork cambium

Definition noun, plural: cork cambiums or cork cambia A meristematic tissue that divides mitotically to give rise to new... Read More

Tree

tree (Science: botany) A woody plant at least 5 metres high, with a main stem the lower part of which is usually... Read More

Palm

palm 1. (Science: anatomy) The inner and somewhat concave part of the hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist.... Read More

Suberin

Definition noun, plural: suberins (botany) A lipophilic complex polyester biopolymer that occurs in the cell... Read More