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Gall

An abnormal growth or swelling on a plant, caused by insect attack, fungi or bacteria.


Genus

A group of closely-related species. See Classification.


Germination

Following fertilisation, germination is the sprouting of a seed into a seedling.


Gibbouse

To be swollen or protruding, eg, of joints.


Glabrous

To be smooth, hairless.


Gland

A surface structure that secretes oils or resins. Some plants produce glandular hairs, such as the stinging nettle.


Glandular

Of glands or containing glands.


Glaucous

Covered in a powdery bloom, as on plums or grapes.


Globose

Like a globe, spherical. Often used to describe plant organs.


Glochid

The tiny, barbed spines or bristles found on the areoles of some cacti and other plants.


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