Dicotyledon

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Magnolia flower

Description

A large class of flowering plants and trees whose seeds have two cotyledons or leaves. Examples of this type of plant are: cotton, flax, hemp, rubber tree. and most hardwood trees.

Synonyms and Related Terms

dicotyldon (Fr.); dicotilednea (Esp., Port.); dicotiledone (It.)

Authority

  • Mary-Lou Florian, Dale Paul Kronkright, Ruth E. Norton, Mary-Lou Florian, Dale Paul Kronkright, Ruth E. Norton, The Conservation of Artifacts Made from Plant Materials, The Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 1990

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