Category: F

  • Florescence


    Flowering, blossoming; The flowering period.  

  • Floral cup

    The enlarged basal part of a flower bearing the calyx, corolla, stamens and gynoecium.  

  • Floral bract

    (In Cyperaceae) a membranous scalelike structure in the spicoid-type inflorescence unit, each of which subtends a male flower comprising a single stamen only; the lowermost two floral bracts usually have a keel and are opposite. Greatly reduced leaf associated with a flower, usually at its base.  

  • Floral

    Belonging to the flower(s). Pertaining to the blossom.  

  • Flora


    A book listing and describing the plants in an area. The plants occurring in a certain area. The microorganisms found in a given situation, e.g., reservoir flora (the microorganisms present in a given municipal water reservoir) or intestinal flora (the microorganisms found in the intestines). List of plants growing in a particular region. An aggregation…

  • Floccose

    Covered with woolly tufts of hairs that rub off easily. With tufts of soft hairs that rub off easily. Bearing tufts of long, soft hair. (Of cap or stem) Composed of a cottony surface, resembling flannel. In biology, pert, to a growth consisting of short and densely but irregularly interwoven filaments.  

  • Flexuose, flexuous

    Sinuous, bent alternately in different directions; flexuous is preferred. Gently bending in opposite directions. Bent alternatively in opposite directions, e.g. zigzag.  

  • Flexible

    Bending easily but springing back to original shape. Easily bending but readily springing back to the original position.  

  • Fleshy


    Succulent, swollen largely because of a high water content. Thick and juicy; succulent. Relatively soft, succulent; not dry or woody. Fleshy fruits are usually eaten by birds or other animals that disperse the seeds by discarding, regurgitating, or defecating them. (Of cap or stem) Soft, decaying readily.  

  • Flesh

    The soft part, as the flesh of a melon. The inner tissue of the cap or stem when viewed with the naked eye. Tissue containing blood, forming the part of the body which is not skin, bone or organs. The soft tissues of the animal body, especially the muscles.