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di·cot·yl·ed·on

(dī-kot'il-ē'don),
Plant (shrub, herb, or tree) with seeds that consist of two cotyledons, that is, the primary or rudimentary leaf of the embryo of seed plants.
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Fig. 131 Dicotyledon . The differences between dicotyledons and monocotyledons.

dicotyledon

any flowering plant of the subclass Dicotyledonae, class Angiospermae. Other ANGIOSPERMS belong to the subclass Monocotyledonae (see MONOCOTYLEDON). See figs. 131 and 171 .
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Constant grazing changes grass species composition to low growing forms and many dicot species survive due to reduced competition from grass.
It is hard to see how unidirectional, irreversible "trends" of the sort the Baileyans envisioned could be operating at the level of dicots as a whole, and in parallel between individual families.
scoparium, Eragrostis lovegrass) and entire dicots (Acalypha radians cardinal's feather, Croton, Ambrosia psilostachya Cuman ragweed) representative of diets in summer, and monocots (roots and tops of Panicum oligosanthes Heller's rosette grass, S.
Species Collection State State Global Site (*) Status[dagger] Rank[dagger] Rank[dagger] (1) (2) (3) Ferns Dryopteris OS T S2 G5 cristata Woodwardia OR S S2 G5 virginica Dicots Caltha QU E S1 G5 palustris Hypericum OS E S1 G5 ellipticum Solidago ST E S1 G3/G4 Q lancifolia Stellaria QU E S1 G5 longifolia Vacciniurn OR T S2 G4 macrocarpon Monocots Cypripedium JO S S4 G5 acaule Eriophorum OR E S1/S2 G5 virginicum Glyceria JO S S1 G5 laxa * John's Bog (JO), Orchard Bog (OR), Osborne Bog (OS), Stoney Creek Bog (ST), Quarry Bog (QU) [dagger] Information for state status, state rank and global rank is based on the Tennessee Natural Heritage Program rare plant list (Tennessee Division of Natural Heritage, 2008).
Melinis 48 407.44 26.67 44.76 minutiflora N (dicot) 8 67.91 20.00 14.13 M (dicot) 6 50.93 26.67 15.60 O (monocot) 3 25.46 20.00 10.65 A Melastomataceae 2 16.98 13.33 7.10 F Cecropia sp.
Part of the update of this book reflects the more recent articulation of basal dicots (Magnolia, etc.) from eudicots.
* Monocots such as corn and wheat, and dicots such as soybean and cotton are two important groups of crop plants.
Interspersed throughout the epidermal cells in dicots and indefinite rows in most monocots are guard cells--two elongated cells capable of flexing at the ends to form an opening between them.
This contribution to the flora of Sao Paulo state, Brazil covers an interesting group of 12 flowering plant families, one monocot (Bromeliaceae) and eleven dicots (Araliaceae, Basellaceae, Bombacaceae, Cactaceae, Ebenaceae, Flacourtiaceae, Menispermaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Podostemaceae, Quiinaceae, Rubiaceae).