Marked leaflessness in winter, and greater than 90% leaves lost by beginning of spring flush.
The time of opening at maturity to release the contents, e.g., a capsule releasing the seeds.
Splitting open at maturity to release contents (of a fruit).
Shaped broadly like an equilateral triangle.
Having a very finely toothed margin.
With two complete sets of chromosomes in each cell.
Separating at a joint.
A species or other taxonomic group that occupies areas that are widely separated and scattered and therefore have a discontinuous distribution.
Small structures on the lower surface of a leaf in some woody dicotyledons, located in the axils of the primary veins and usually consisting of depressions partly enclosed by leaf tissue or hairs.
Of the back or outer surface relative to the axis. (cf. ventral).