The UKBA Glossary of Bonsai Terms - P

Subject

 

Chinese

Kanji

 

Image

 

Explanation

Palmate

 

 

 

 

 

lobed or divided in hand-like fashion, usually five or seven lobed

Parasitiformes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pendulous

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penjing

 

盆景

 

 

 

landscapes in a pot or tray, and can include rocks, different types of trees and ground covers, and perhaps small objects or figurines. Penjing may have a story, name or piece of poetry attached to it, and has been practised in China for at least 1,400 years.

Petals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petiole

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perennial

 

 

 

 

 

living for several years

Phloem

 

 

 

 

 

one of the two types of transport tissue in vascular plants, xylem being the other. The basic function of phloem is to transport water from roots to shoots and leaves, but it also transports nutrients.

Pinnate

 

 

 

 

 

with leaflets arranged on either side of a central stalk

 

Pollinated 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Procumbent

 

 

 

 

 

lying or creeping

Prostrate

 

 

 

 

 

lying flat on the ground

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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