accrescent


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accrescent

[ə′krēs·ənt]
(botany)
Growing continuously with age, especially after flowering.
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There are four wings, composed of two folded accrescent prophylls.
Nyctaginaceae This family has many species and genera with fin-winged fruits formed from accrescent tepals (Spjut, 1994).
Jim Neumann, a partner in Accrescent Research since 2004, will be assigned by Accrescent to serve as Technology Marketing Advisor to the Company.
In Asteropeia the flowers are 5-parted with an imbricate, persistent and accrescent calyx; the corolla is narrow and deciduous; there are 9-15 anthers that are short-dorsifixed, versatile, deciduous, and form a connate ring below; the gynoecium is superior with 3 (rarely 2) locules with 2 to many ovules per locule; the single style is elongate, with a shortly 3-lobed apex or 3 separate styles.
The fruit of Asteropeia is surrounded by persistent stamens and the accrescent calyx, whereas Physena is surrounded by only a persistent calyx.
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