having a narrow pointed leaf tip and leaf blade width less
than half the length of the blade.
the thin, usually flat part of leaf excluding petiole.
having leaves that begin the season darker and become lighter or
more yellow as the season progresses; not the result of bleaching due to poor
nutrition or too much sun.
Latin term for marked with a spot.
(in Hosta) a plant with general characteristics that do not change
with continued age.
leaf or leaves having a lighter center than the margin
necrosis of the white or lighter center of a hosta leaf.
the region of rapidly dividing cells of one of the growing points
of a plant that further differentiate to produce shoots, roots, and flowers.
the center vein of a leaf.
having small short segments of darker pigmented tissue on a lighter
background, or vice versa.
blotched spotting on a leaf blade; i.e., H. 'Cynthia'.
a genetic change of DNA of an individual.
the death or dying of cells, tissues or whole plants.
the meristematic place on a stem where a leaf is attached.
the basal portion of the pistil where eggs are contained.
(in Hosta) leaves egg-shaped.
an inflorescence with the main axis branched; i.e., H. tibae.
the particular type of variegation.
the structure attaching an individual flower to the flower stem.
(in Hosta) the main stem of the inflorescence; flower stem.
the visually observed characteristics of an individual; physical
the process plants perform using chloroplast to produce
carbohydrates by taking light energy, water and carbon dioxide.
(in Hosta) a consistent rippled or crimped appearance limited to
the outer edge of a leaf .
the female part of the flower consisting of style, stigma and ovary
developed ovary or fruit.
the male gametes.
the transfer of pollen to a receptive stigma.
the offspring from sexual reproduction.
inflorescence with flowers attached individually to a main stem
(in Hosta) change of a variegated sport back to its original
solid color predecessor.
having long reaching, underground horizontal stems; loosely
spreading habit; i.e., H. clausa
(in Hosta) the flower stem, peduncle.
a plant of seed origin resulting from the fusion of an egg and
the gathering of a leaf be tween the veins giving the
leaf a bubbled effect as if a thread had been pulled out of a piece of cloth
resulting in a long gathering of material.
the pollination of a clone by the same clone.
the stem and set of leaves of an individual division; dormant set of
leaves all enclosed in a single set of leaf scales.
the taxonomic division of freely interbreeding population of wild
or naturally occurring individuals below genus.
small spotted irregular coloring.
having a variegation pattern that has many non-connected light and
dark variegated sections usually in streaks run-
ning nearly parallel to the midrib, an unstable form of variegation; i.e.,
an individual arising from the result of mutation, chimeral
rearrangement, or mitotic recombination that is genotypically or
phenotypically different from the original individual.