Plant Database forum: Other potential characteristics for leaves and fruit

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Name: Baja
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Mar 12, 2017 11:57 AM CST
I was wondering if it would be a good idea to add a new feature to the leaf section of the database, and if so what the right exact wording should be.

Leaves - Glaucous (covered with a white powdery bloom)

This would apply to a great number of succulents and probably other plants too.

Also in the section about fruit, the botanists would probably be interested to see a way to indicate these features, which are useful to some of us who try to grow strange plants from seed.

Fruit - Dehiscent (breaks open when ripe to release seeds)
Fruit - Nondehiscent (does not break open when ripe)

One final thing which would apply to all the succulent Euphorbias that I grow, and probably other plants as well.

Fruit - Pops open explosively when ripe

(And shoots seeds to the four winds as a result, a conclusion that's good to know in advance.)

Thank you so much for keeping the database sorted out and maintained. It is a tremendous resource. Thank You!
[Last edited by Baja_Costero - Mar 12, 2017 12:03 PM (+)]
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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Mar 13, 2017 8:44 AM CST Admin

Thank you for the suggestions! I have added all of these to the system. Thumbs up

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