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WordDefinition
gregariousPlants growing close together but not in mats or tufts.
guard cellsThe cells surrounding the opening of a stoma.
gymnostomousWithout a peristome.
habitAspect or appearance of a plant.
hair-pointHair-like leaf tip formed by attenuated apex or longly excurrent nerve, sometimes white when dry and giving leaf tips a hoary appearance.
hastateSpear-shaped
hexagonalSix-sided
hirsuteHairy
hispidRough with bristles, stiff hairs, or minute spines.
homomallousPointing in one direction.
hyalineColourless and transparent.
imbricateAppressed and overlapping.
immersedOf capsule, surrounded by and overtopped by perichactial leaves; of stomata, sunken below surface of surrounding epidermal cells.
incisedThe leaf is cut sharply and deeply, into usually regularly shaped lobes.
inclinedAt an angle of 20-60 to the vertical
incrassateThick-walled.
incurredLeaf margin curved upwards and inwards
inflatedSwollen.
inflexedLeaf margin turned upwards and inwards
inflorescenceStructure composed of gametangia and surrounding leaves.

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