The shoots and roots of grasses conform in their internal structure to the monocotyledonous type.
The germination of a monocotyledonous plant, with the cotyledon remaining in the ground, is shown at c.
Ruppia, rup′i-a, n. a genus of monocotyledonous plants of the order Naiadace—to which Ditch or Tassel grass belongs.
It is from the study of such palms that much light will be thrown on the growth of monocotyledonous stems.
Intermediate forms connected each of these types with those of monocotyledonous trees.
Are the sheaths found on certain radicles strictly confined to monocotyledonous plants.
The rhizome is always solid, and has the usual internal structure of the monocotyledonous stem.
A farmer does not divide plants, like a botanist, into dicotyledonous and monocotyledonous, but into useful plants and weeds.
To other monocotyledonous families the resemblances are merely of adaptive or vegetative characters.
Scirpus, sir′pus, n. a genus of monocotyledonous plants, including the bulrushes.
|monocotyledon (mŏn'ə-kŏt'l-ēd'n) or monocot |
Any of a class of angiosperm plants having a single cotyledon in the seed. Monocotyledons have leaves with parallel veins, flower parts in multiples of three, and fibrous root systems. Their primary vascular bundles are scattered throughout the stem, not arranged in a ring as in eudicotyledons. Grasses, palms, lilies, irises, and orchids are monocotyledons. See more at leaf. Compare eudicotyledon.