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the ternate leaves of poison oak


the white tomentose leaves of dusty miller


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taxon

a taxonomic grouping, i.e. a grouping, at whatever level (family, genus, species, etc.), representing specific relationships; (plural: taxa)

ternate

In a group of three, as in a leaf with three leaflets.

tetrapinnate

pinnately compound leaves in which the leaflets are themselves tripinnate.

tetraploid

Twice the usual number of whole chromosome sets (i.e. 4 sets instead of the normal 2), usually resulting in a larger, more vigorous plant.

tip pinch

Using thumb and forefinger, grasp the tender growing point of a shoot and pinch it out (including the stem - not just the leaf tips) using fingernails.  This is done to encourage side shoots, promoting bushiness.

tomentose

Short closely matted hairs, wool, or scales, white or colored, covering the a leaf surface, stem or even flower.

tripinnate

pinnately compound leaves in which the leaflets are themselves bipinnate; also called thrice-pinnate.

triploid

One and one half the usual number of whole chromosome sets (i.e. 3 sets instead of 2), resulting in a sterile plant.

type

(herbarium specimens) - a herbarium sheet(s) or illustration to which the name of a taxon (species, genus, subspecies, variety, etc.) is permanently assigned.


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