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Acorus

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(family Araceae)

A genus of 2 species of warm temperate Asia and N. America. A. calamus (sweet flag), a marsh plant, is widely cultivated for its fragrant leaves and rhizomes which...

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Acrostichum

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(family Pteridaceae)

A genus of ferns in which the rhizome is creeping, the leaves are pinnate, and the upper pinnae are reduced and covered below by sporangia (the ‘acrostichoid’...

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Adiantum

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(maidenhair ferns; family Adiantaceae)

A genus of ferns in which all the fronds are alike, usually with black, glossy petioles and wide, fan-shaped leaflets. Rhizomes are scaly....

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amomum

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(family Zingiberaceae)

A genus of 90 species of Old World tropical, rhizomatous (see rhizome), aromatic herbs, whose flowers are usually borne on leafless scapes. A. aromaticum, of...

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Amorphophallus

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(family Araceae)

A genus of giant herbs producing a corm-like rhizome that can weigh 50–70 kg and is cultivated for food in some species. The plants bear few leaves, which are...

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anemone

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(family Ranunculaceae)

A genus of poisonous, perennial herbs (or, rarely, low shrubs) that have rhizomes, palmate, lobed leaves some of which are radical, the stem leaves occurring...

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Asplenium

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(spleenworts; family Aspleniaceae)

A cosmopolitan genus of 650 species of ferns with firm scales on the rhizome, but leaves that are not densely scaly below. Leaf veins are usually...

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Athyrium

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(family Aspleniaceae)

A genus of ferns with large, soft rhizome scales, and 1–3 pinnate, soft, hairless fronds; sori are borne on receptacles on a side branch of a vein; indusia...

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Balanophoraceae

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(order Santalales)

A family of plants which are obligate parasites (see parasitism) attached to roots. A tuberous, subterranean, knobbly rhizome with no chlorophyll bears stout...

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Bambusaceae

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(bamboos)

A family closely related to the grasses (Poaceae) and sometimes considered to be a subfamily (Bambusoideae) of them. Nearly all have woody stems; a very few are herbs....

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Blechnaceae

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A family of terrestrial ferns with scaly rhizomes, to which the fronds are not jointed. The sori are short, or joined together in a continuous line, on a vein parallel to the midrib of the...

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Canna

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(family Cannaceae)

A genus of rhizomatous (see rhizome) herbs which are cultivated for their showy inflorescences. C. edulis of the Andes is cultivated for its edible rhizomes...

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Carex

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(sedges; family Cyperaceae)

A genus of perennial herbs that have rhizomes. The stems are characteristically triangular in cross-section, solid, and leafy. The leaves are linear,...

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Cephalotus

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(family Cephalotaceae)

A genus consisting of 1 species, C. follicularis, which is native to the peat bogs of W. Australia. It is a perennial herb with a woody rhizome and its...

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Cladium

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(family Cyperaceae, tribe Rhynchosporoideae)

A genus of rhizomatous (see rhizome) herbs which have smooth, leafy stems. The leaves are long and linear, a number of them arising at...

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clonal dispersal

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A method of plant dispersal in which the plant produces stolons or rhizomes from which new plants develop, the new plants being genetically identical to one another and to the parent (i.e....

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Colocasia

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(family Araceae)

A genus of giant, rhizomatous (see rhizome) herbs, which includes C. esculenta (taro, dasheen, or cocoyam). These herbs are cultivated extensively, especially in...

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Cooksonia hemispherica

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(family Rhyniaceae)

An extremely primitive plant from the Upper Silurian and Lower Devonian belonging to a family whose members did, however, possess an epidermis and stomata to...

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Curcuma

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(family Zingiberaceae)

A genus of 40 species of aromatic herbs which occur in subtropical and tropical Asia. The rhizomes of C. longa yield turmeric.

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Cyclanthaceae

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A family of palm-like plants which may be rhizomatous (see rhizome) herbs, shrubs, or root-climbers. The leaves are always very deeply bilobed and plicate. The flowers are unisexual, and...

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