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re: Botanical english beats me
Greger Lindstrand wrote:
> Could I have some examples of aquatic plants that is:
> Monocot ?
> Dicot ?
> Gymnosperm ?
> What does those words mean?
Monocot is short for monocotyledon. It describes a plant
who's seedlings bear only one leaf. Grasses, orchids and
lilies are monocotyledons.
Dicot is short for dicotyledon. It describes a plant who's
seedlings bear two leaves.
A Gymnosperm is a member of the class Gymnospermae.
Contrast gymnosperm with angiosperm. Angiosperms bear seeds
within a closed ovary. Gymnosperms do not.
> What does "gummy exudate" mean?
"gummy exudate" describes a thick, sticky substance produced
on the outside of a plant.
> "Plant is a noncotyledonous" ?
You have me on that one. A cotyledon is the first leaf
produced on a seedling. I know of plants that are
dicotyledonous (2 seedling leaves) and monocotyledonous (1
seedling leaf). By extension I suppose "noncotyledonous"
would refer to a plant who's seedlings bear no leaves.