Incision of petals or corolla lobes

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker


Incision of petals or corolla lobes

bifid: divided, for about half the length, into two parts. cf. bipartite.

cilia: in gametes, spores etc., minute hair-like protoplasmic protrusions whose movement confers motility on the cell; in vascular plants, hairs more or less confined to the margins of an organ. sing. cilium; adj. ciliate.

emarginate: having a broad, shallow notch at the apex.

petal: a member of the inner whorl of non-fertile parts surrounding the fertile organs of a flower, usually soft and coloured conspicuously.

trifid: deeply divided into three parts.