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Without lateral branchesMain axis ending in a cluster of large leaves; e.g., Carica papaya.
WoodXylem consisting of vessels and/or tracheids, fibers, and parenchyma cells
WoodyWith an aboveground shoot composed of relatively hard tissue that persists from one growing season t...
WrinkledWith small folds or creases.
XenogamyCross-fertilization in plants
YearlyAppearing yearly
ZonedThe same as ocellated, but the concentric bands more numerous. (Compare with ocellated.)
ZonocaulousWith branches intermittently spaced along main stem
ZygomorphicFlowers with bilateral symmetry; parts usually reduced in number and irregular; e.g., Cypripedium, S...g-zygomorphic.png
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