Botanical Words Alphabetical List - GA
GALBULUS: A spherical cone formed of thick scales with a narrow base, as in the Cypress, or berry-like with fleshy scales, as in the Juniper.
GALEA: A helmet-shaped part of a calyx or corolla, as the upper lip of a ringent or labiate corolla. The "helmet" formed by the dorsal sepal or fusion of dorsal sepal and petals in some Orchids.
GALEATE: Having a galea; helmet-shaped (i.e. the helmet-shaped upper sepal of Monkshood).
GALL: An abnormal plant growth on leaves, branches, or roots that is caused by irritation from an insect, a fungus or a virus.
GAMETE: A mature sex cell (i.e. a sperm or an egg) possessing a haploid chromosome set and capable of developing into a new individual by fusion with another gamete.
GAMETOPHYTE: The generation or stage of a plant producing gametes, existing only as a rudimentary structure in seed plants and as distinguished from the sporophyte, or asexual form.
GAMOPETALOUS: Having the petals joined at the base.
GAMOPHYLLOUS: Having united leaves or leaf-like organs. Also monopetalous.
GAMOSEPALOUS: Having the sepals united. Also monosepalous.
GARDEN COMPOST: An organic matter such as well-decayed leaves, grass-clippings, and vegetable waste, added to the soil as an amendment to improve its texture and drainage and to enrich it with nutrients.
GAZEBO: An ornamental garden structure, resembling a free-standing porch, which may contain benches or statuary.
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