Botanical Words Alphabetical List - SY
SYCONIUM: A multiple fleshy fruit composed of a hollow receptacle containing numerous reduced flowers, as in the fig.
SYMMETRICAL: 1. Divided into two comparable parts. 2. Having the same number of parts in each whorl, said of a flower.
SYMPETALOUS: Having the petals joined at the base; the same as gamopetalous.
SYMPODIAL: 1. Having the character of or resulting in a sympodium, as a sympodial stem or a sympodial growth. 2. Referring to a growth habit (of a sympodial Orchid) in which new shoots arise successively from axillary buds of a rhizome (as opposed to monopodial; go see).
SYMPODIUM: A conspicuous stem that imitates a simple stem, but is made up of the bases of number of secondary axes that arise successively as branches one from another; as the grapevine.
SYNACMIC: Of or pertaining to synacmy.
SYNACMY: Synantheses; simultaneous maturity of the anthers and stigmas of a flower; opposed to heteracmy.
SYNANTHEROUS: Having the stamens joined together by their anthers, as in the Daisy family, Compositae.
SYNANTHESIS: Simultaneous anthesis; the synchronous maturity of the anthers and stigmas of a flower; synacmy.
SYNANTHOUS: A plant having flowers and leaves that emerge at the same time; exhibiting synanthy.
SYNANTHY: The more or less complete union of several flowers that are usually distinct.
SYNCARP: 1. An aggregate fruit, as the blackberry. 2. A multiple fruit, as the fig.
SYNCARPOUS: Having the character of a syncarp. 2. Having united carpels.
SYNGENESIOUS: Having anthers united in a ring, as the stamens of Compositae.
SYNSEPAL: A floral part formed by the partial or complete fusion of two or more sepals.
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