, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 239–255 | Cite as

A glossary of plant hair terminology

  • Willard W. Payne


This is a compilation of English terms having to do with hairs and hairy surfaces of plants. The glossary is divided into two sections. Part I includes terms for types and attributes of individual hair kinds and hair clusters. Part II deals with kinds and characteristics of induments.


Barb Glandular Trichome Subsidiary Cell Glandular Hair Stellate Hair 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Willard W. Payne
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  1. 1.The Cary Arboretum of the New York Botanical GardenMillbrook
  2. 2.Fairchild Tropical GardenMiami

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