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Origin [ Botany - BiologyEcology  ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names


Regarding a plant  the origin is the natural place or locality where it comes from (from which it originates).

If the wild plant species was believed to have been originally present in a given area it is referred to as a Native. If the plant was introduced in some way subsequent to man's colonization it is referred to as introduced.
Regarding cultivated varieties (cultivars) the origin indicates the place, person or organization who "created" and selected the new plant  variety.
Origin [ Botany - Anatomy  ]

Beginning point of development or intersection of a plant part or organ, the anterior end of the base;  the end of the base nearest the axis of origin




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