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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 rosulate; sessile to pseudopetiolate; blades entire to lyrate, lanceolate, elliptical, obovate to spathulate, pinnately veined, margin entire to runcinate, glabrous to glabrescent above, densely pubescent beneath.
Leaves" nearly rosulate; pseudopetiolate; blades orbicular to spathulate, crass, rugose, pinnately veined, margin denticulate, glabrous.
Rachidian present, with a relatively short, broad cusp, one quarter to one third length of base-plate; remaining teeth (laterals and marginals), elongate and slender, progressively (slowly) increasing in size, those in middle of lateromarginal series largest, then decreasing in size somewhat more rapidly toward edge of radula, the outermost tooth being minute; inner teeth claw-like, with a relatively short, weakly curved, broadly acuminate cusp; larger teeth in middle of lateromarginal series with a flatter, more elongate cusp, but lacking an enlarged quadrate base-plate; those peripheral to this becoming spathulate, with a rounded tip and anteriorly acuminate base-plate.
Leaves pinnately veined, margin entire to runcinate, glabrous to pubescent; basal leaves rosulate; pseudopetiolate; blades elliptic, obovate, oblanceolate to spathulate, entire to pinnatisect; upper leaves alternate, reduced to bracts; sessile to clasping.
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.
Pinnae are asymmetrical, spathulate or obovate deltate, cuneate and adnate to the winged rachis.
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.