Type of inflorescence in which all pedicles (floral stalks) eradiate from a common point. E.g., geranium, gardenia. One can also say the umbel is a raceme whose axis did not elongate: the younger flowers are in the center and the older gradually distal. (Also see Raceme, Inflorescence).
Leaf or petal with wavy margin. The term is not applied to serrated or toothed margins.
Monoecious or Dioecious plants in which the flower are male or female; flower that is not hermaphroditic, but is either male or female. (compare with Hermaphrodite).
Epiphyte: Plant that grows supported upon another, without being parasitic. Epiphytes use the host plant only as support, without directly taking nourishment. Several bromeliads, for example, are epiphytes.