Surface features of disseminule

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker


Disseminule surface features

alveolate: pitted or honeycombed on the surface.

colliculate: covered with small, rounded or hillock-like elevations (pl. n. colliculae).

echinate: bearing stiff, stout, prickly hairs.

foveate: pitted.

muricate: rough on the surface; covered with short, hard tubercles or hard outgrowths of the epidermis.

papilla: a small, elongated protuberance on the surface of an organ, usually an extension of one epidermal cell. adj. papillose.

reticulate: forming a network.

spine: a stiff, sharp-pointed structure, formed by modification of a plant organ, e.g. a lateral branch or a stipule.

striate: striped with parallel longitudinal lines or ridges.

tuberculate: covered with tubercles.