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Glossary of Botanical Terms

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Zebrinia - with striped leaves.

Zebrinus (-a, -um) - zebra-striped.

Zephyr - of the west.

Zoophilous - pollinated by animals, especially other than insects e.g. bats.

Zonatus - with concentric markings.

Zone - a distinct geographic region exhibiting characteristics distinct from neighbouring regions.

Zygomorphic - bilaterally symmetrical.

Zygote - a fertilised reproductive cell formed by the merging of two gametes, before any cell division occurs.

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