root/limb pictures, specific name?

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  1. cypress

    cypress New Member

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    Is there a scientific, specific name for a botanical picture where the limbs as well as the roots are shown, please help? Thank you!
     
  2. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Well-Known Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    What you describe does not have a specific English name, scientific or otherwise (at least that I can find), though I wouldn't be surprized if there was such a term in German or Russian.

    Herbarium specimens (dried, pressed plants) often show both above- and below-ground parts, as well as flowers and fruits; however, roots are normally only displayed with herbaceous plants.

    Sometimes, fine botanical illustrations show all of these things, but a "botanical illustration" does not have to include any particular combination of plant parts to be regarded as such.
     

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