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Twelve Trees of Brazos Bend State Park

AN AID TO IDENTIFICATION OF

TWELVE TREES OF
BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK

 

Information for this booklet was obtained from various websites, “Forest Trees of Texas” published by the Texas Forest Service and “Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southwest” by Robert A. Vines.

Pictures were taken from Mr. Vines book and the following website: http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/factsheets.cfm Good information on tree identification can be obtained from this website.

 

 

Complied by Joan Jackson October 2004
Brazos Bend State Park Volunteer Organization

GLOSSARY

Alternate - Refers to placement of leaves on branch. Placed singly at different levels on the branch.

Catkins - A delicate, usually hanging spike of flowers

Compound leaf - A leaf with a blade divided into two or more leaflets.

Drupe - A fleshy or pulpy fruit in which the inner portion is hard or stony, enclosing the seed.

Odd-pinnate - A pinnate leaf with a single terminal leaflet.

Opposite - Refers to leaf placement. Opposed to each other on the branch.

Pinnae - The primary divisions of a pinnate leaf.

Pinnate - Descriptive of compound leaves with the leaflets arranged on opposite sides along the axis of the leaf.

Pistillate - Provided with seed bearing organs, but lacking functional stamens with pollen.

Racemes - A spray of flowers which open from the base toward the end.of the stalk.

Serrate - Having sharp teeth, pointing forward.

Simple - In one piece or unit, not compound.

Staminate - Bearing pollen bearing organs but lacking seed Bearing organs.

Stigma - That part of the pistil which receives the pollen.

2-ranked - Two leaves opposite each other on the branchlets. See picture of cypress leaves


Updated: Nov 15, 2011