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spatulate

[′spach·ə·lət]
(biology)
Shaped like a spoon.
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Only 3 lateral teeth evident, the fourth tooth is longer and lacks the robust, alate shaft of the laterals, and I consider it to be a marginal; lateral tooth cusps decreasing slightly in size from first to third, with a large, spathulate central element and smaller lateral denticles on both margins, those on the outer edge coarser.
Leaves" nearly rosulate; pseudopetiolate; blades orbicular to spathulate, crass, rugose, pinnately veined, margin denticulate, glabrous.
Leaves alternate, often clustered at the stem apex; petiolate; blades narrowly spathulate, oblanceolate to obovate, coriaceous, pinnately veined, margins entire, thickened, revolute, glabrous, if pubescent, then generally rapidly glabrate.
the paratype #2), the adaxial ones alate-carinate with keels decurrent on the ovary, the abaxial one ecarinate; petals spathulate, rounded to obtuse and inconspicuously and slenderly apiculate under a lens, slightly cucullate, 18-20 x 5 mm, free, erect at anthesis and forming a tubular corolla except for the suberect apex, white toward the apex, greenish-white in their central portion, bearing 2 irregularly, long digitate-lacerate, downwardly oriented appendages 5-6 mm above the base, as well as 2 conspicuous longitudinal callosities shorter to nearly equaling the filaments; filaments terete, pale greenish, 13-15 mm long, the antepetalous ones adnate to the petals for 6-7 mm, the antesepalous ones free and slightly exceeding the antepetalous ones; anthers green, ca.
Leaves alternate to fasciculate; short-pseudopetiolate; blades oblanceolate to spathulate.
22 mm long (including the petals), sessile, densely arranged, odorless; sepals subsymmetrical, narrowly subtriangular-lanceolate, apex acuminate, 16-18 x 4 mm, free, entire, pale colored, densely and coarsely white-lepidote toward the apex with fimbriate trichomes, the adaxial ones alate-carinate with keels decurrent on the ovary, the abaxial one carinate or nearly so; petals spathulate, obtuse-cucullate, emarginate, 17-18 x 5-6 mm, erect except for the suberect apex at anthesis, greenish at the basal 2/3 and white at the apical 1/3, bearing 2 upwardly to downwardly oriented, cupulate, crenulate-scalloped, basally thicker, apically membranaceous-laminate appendages ca.
120 in number, 25 mm long, spirally arranged, suberect to erect; sepals lanceolate, mucronate, pink, darker at the apex, densely white lepidote outside, 14 mm long, 5 mm wide; petals spathulate, white at the base, very dark purple in the exserted portion, 20 mm long, 9 mm wide, twisted together after anthesis; stamens included, to 13 mm long; filaments white; anthers 3 mm long, fixed above the middle, dark purple; pollen yellow.