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Plant Structures Terms Adventitious Root - Above-ground roots (often found on vines) that cling to substrates other than the soil. Androecium - The flower whorl that contains the stamens, the male reproductive organs of the flower. Anther - Pollen-producing structure at the top of the stamen, the male reproductive organ of flowers. Calyx - The outermost flower whorl, containing the sepals. Carpel - One of the modified leaves of the flower that encloses the ovules; this term sometimes refers to the entire female reproductive organ, otherwise known as the pistil. Chlorophyll - A green pigment, necessary for photosynthesis, that is found in the chloroplasts of plants. Corolla - The flower whorl that contains the petals. Cotyledon - An embryonic leaf characteristic of angiosperms; monocot embryos have one, and
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Unformatted text preview: dicot embryos have two. Dicot - An flowering plant (angiosperm) that possesses two cotyledons during embryonic development. Embryonic Axis - Component of the embryo made up of the epicotyl (future shoot) and hypocotyl (future root). Endosperm - A substance, formed from a triploid nucleus in angiosperm reproduction, that nourishes a developing embryo within a seed. Epicotyl - The portion of the embryonic axis above the attachment of the cotyledons; develops into the shoot. Epidermal - Refers to the cells which lie on the outer surface of an organism. Fibrous Roots - A system of many small, branching roots (none of which predominates) that spread out in the top few centimeters of soil; characteristic of monocots....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course BIOLOGY BSC1005 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.

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