The UKBA Glossary of Bonsai Terms - D

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Chinese

Kanji

 

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Explanation

Deciduous

 

 

 

 

 

sheds its leaves each year at the end of the period of growth, falling off at maturity and tending to fall off e.g. seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit.  Plants that lose all of their leaves for part of the year.  In a process known as abscission.  Generally, in temperate or polar climates this occurs as winter approaches, in tropical, sub-tropical climates, and arid regions, plants this occurs as the dry season or wet season approaches.

Dissected

 

 

 

 

 

divided into many narrow segments

Dormancy

 

 

 

 

 

a state of greatly reduced metabolism in which a plant or part of a plant is alive but not growing

Double

 

 

 

 

 

flowers with more than the usual number of petals, often with other floral parts changed to petals

Double-trunk style

 

 

 

 

 

see Sokan

Driftwood Style

 

 

 

 

 

see Sharimiki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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