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Name: Tony
Status: educator
Grade: 9-12
Location: CA
Country: USA
Date: Spring 2012


Question:
What is the name of a botanical beard?



Replies:
A "botanical beard" is sometimes used as a "crossword" clue for aristae (awns or bristles) on plants.

The following may be helpful:

http://users.netconnect.com.au/~ewood/glossary_botanical.html

arist- referring to a beard (hairy, bristly) (aristatus / aristosus) barbat- bearded (barbatus) barbi- referring to beards or barbs (barbigera = bearing barbs) pogo- referring to a beard (Pogostemon = bearded stamen) -pogon referring to a beard (Andropogon = man/male + beard)

http://crosswordheaven.com/clues/botanical-beards

Anthony R. Brach, PhD Missouri Botanical Garden/Harvard University Herbaria



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