Indumentum (hair) type

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker

Indumentum type

capitate: of an inflorescence, with the flowers unstalked and aggregated into a dense cluster; of a stigma, globose, like the head of a pin.

clavate: club-shaped.

dendritic: of a trichome, with branches arising along the main axis, i.e. tree-like.

hair: an elongate single-celled or multi-celled outgrowth from the epidermis, without vascular tissue.

indumentum: the epidermal appendages, e.g. hairs or scales, collectively.

peltate: of a leaf, having the stalk attached to the lower surface of the blade, not to the margin (also applied, in the same sense, to other stalked structures).

stellate: star-shaped; consisting of star-shaped cells.