Cupaniopsis flagelliformis - Botany and Vocab 2

— feeling booklikes

 

 

The words below are from this post about Cupaniopsis (seen above)

 

Dehiscing

 

A beautiful way to say splitting along a line of weakness or at maturity (or both)

 

Like Liu's pretty head after Thurman was done with it

 

Pubescence
 
A less icky way to describe soft downy hair
 
Like the fuzz that covers peaches
 
Serrated
 
When you do not want to say teeth or saw-like
 
Like the set on this dashing not-so young man
 
Panicles
 
For when you want to avoid describing the inflorescence as branched or rice-like
 
 
Obovoid
 
When you are thinking egg-shaped but not
 
Like Olaf's head
 
Aril
 
When you need a substitute for a lifeline or point of attachment
 
Ideal choice of word for this situation.
 
Peduncle
 
The proper word for the part of a fish or piscine animal that will end in a tail
 
It is as cool as knowing what an aglet is!
 
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