Thin projection of the stem that wraps around supports, allowing the plant to rise, tendrils can be spiral, as in the passion flowers, or bifurcated; hanging organ originated by modification of leaves and with which vines attach to other plants and support structures.
Closed glass recipient used to internally stabilize temperature and humidity and, therefore, favor the culture of certain plants.
String or tape to tie a plant, usually to a stake that trains it.
Stalk to which a plant is tied to prevent the prostration of its stem.
Natural and continuous loss of water from the leaves. It can be intense or insignificant, depending on the hour of the day and season of the year. Intense transpiration in warm day can lead the plant to wilt, damaging the plant.
Plant with a woody stem with a clearly perceptible trunk, topped by branches.
The upper branches of a tree. The uppermost layer in a forest, formed by the treetops of several trees is referred to as canopy. (Also see Crown)
Artificial structure formed by latticework, usually diagonal, used traditionally for protection and shade, in inner or exterior spaces, the walls of a bower, etc.
Thick and fleshy stem or root that acts as a storage organ. Some plants with tuberous roots can lose their leaves and stem in autumn, as the tubercle stores nourishment for new growth during the next spring. Example. Begonia tuberosa. Sometimes tubercles are produced in stalks. The tubercle is a globular structure provided with a reserve of nutrients; the potato is a typical tubercle, but not all tubercles are subterranean. (Compare Bulb, Corm, and Rhizome).
In the shape of a tube.
Hedge or other plant structures characterized by several long structures.
Received it name because it is similar to a Turkish turban.
Substance with the consistency of a filamentous sponge and resulting from the decomposition of sphagnum, other mosses and similar plants. (Also see Sphagnum).
Plant, specifically the stem, tends to spiral around stalks that serve as support.
Xerophyte: Plant from a dry climate capable of conserving water for longer that other plants, due to structural adaptations like dense pubescence, thick epidermis and resin cover which delay transpiration. Certain mangrove plants are also xerophytes, because water absorption is hindered by excess of salt.