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a paripinnate leaf


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palmate

Divided into a palm-like arrangement, with segments radiating from a central point.

paratype

(herbarium specimens) - a specimen cited in the protologue that is neither the holotype, isotype, nor one of the syntypes.  These are often listed as representative specimens in the original description.

paripinnate

Pinnately compound leaves in which leaflets are born in pairs along the rachis without a single terminal leaflet; also called even-pinnate.

pedicle

In Botany, the stalk that supports a flower or flower cluster.

petiole

The stalk by which a leaf is attached to a stem; also called leafstalk.

petiolules

In a compound leaf, the stalks by which leaflets are attached to a petiole (leaf stem).

photoperiodic

plants that respond to night length, long or short - e.g. flowering in fall as days shorten and nights lengthen.

phylloclade

A phylloclade is a modified leaf-like stem that performs the functions of a leaf but retains many stem functions (such as nodes for branching).

phylum

A taxonimic ranking: Domain; Kingdom; Phylum; Class; Order; Family; Genus; Species.

pinnate

Divided into a feather-like arrangement.

pinnatifid

Pinnately divided (i.e. like a feather) into lobes and reaching more than halfway to the midrib (but leaving connections between leaflets).

pinnatisect

Pinnately divided (i.e. like a feather) into lobes and reaching nearly to the midrib (but often without defining distinct leaflets).

polyploid

Containing more than the usual two paired sets of chromosomes; i.e. three per set (triploid), four per set (tetraploid), etc.


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