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apiculate

[ə′pik·yə·lət]
(botany)
Ending abruptly in a short, sharp point.
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Florets dimorphic, bisexual, marginal florets with corollas bilabiate, outer lip expanded; central florets with corollas actinomorphic, tubular-campanulate, deeply five-lobed, tube narrow, abruptly dilated into a limb, lobes coiled; anther apical appendages apiculate, tails papillose; styles bilobed, branches appressed, dorsally sparcely papillose, papillae reaching the bifurcation point.
Florets in male capitula with corollas tubular sub-campanulate, deeply five-lobed, lobes coiled; anther apical appendages apiculate, tails smooth; style bifid, widened below the branch bifurcation point, branches appressed, collector hairs above and somewhat below the bifurcation point, the hairs long and acute; florets in female capitula with corollas tubular-filiform, shallowly five-lobed, lobes erect; anthers absent or reduced to staminodes; style not widened, branches smooth.
5-4 mm, free, entire, rose, inconspicuously and sparsely pilose-glandulose, the posterior ones alatecarinate, the anterior one carinate at least at base; petals narrowly subspatulate, apex rounded and slightly emarginated to remotely apiculate, 15-16 x 4 mm, free, white, at anthesis erect except for the subspreading distal portion, bearing 2 laminate, cupulate, obtuse, irregularly crenulate, upwardly to downwardly oriented appendages 5-6 mm above the base, as well as 2 conspicuous longitudinal callosities slightly shorter than the anthers; filaments terete, white, the antepetalous ca.
This new species can be distinguished from all known taxa due to an unusual combination of morphological features, like the distichous arranged leaves, leaf blades distinctly nerved on both sides with margins sparsely spinose, inflorescence curved and short, flowers strongly fragrant, sepals acuminate and dark purplish-wine, petals yellow with an obtuse and apiculate to subacute apex, forming a tubular corolla, and by the anthers basaly connate and equaling the petals.
120-150 cm high), the leaf blades subligulate, canaliculate, yellowish at base and reddish toward the apex, purple spotted, scape bracts yellowish-green, densely purple-spotted, apex apiculate, inflorescence shorter (15-20 mm vs.
Achenes 3-4 mm long, ovoid to subglobose, with obtuse, usually apiculate apex, smooth, glossy, white; hypogynium base obtuse trigonous, with 8-9 small, rounded or elongated , granular tubercles.
Hind, and Nouelia and is defined by the combination of apiculate anther appendages and smooth style branches (Fig.
7-5 cm, inconspicuously and sparsely white-lepidote near the apex to glabrescent, green, lustrous mainly abaxially, apex acuminate and apiculate, margins densely and coarsely spinose at the base with spines 2-5 x 1.
Florets isomorphic, bisexual, chasmogamous or cleistogamous; chasmogamous florets with corolla ligulate, limb deeply five-lobed, with one deeper split and unilateral lobes; cleistogamous florets with corolla pseudoligulate, tubular, four- to five-lobed, with one deeper slit but without an expanded lip; anther apical appendages rounded to apiculate, tails slightly to long-papillose; style bilobed, branches dorsally papillose.
loral bracts exposing the sepals, suberect or spreading), and sepals 5 mm long, oblong, round at the apex and apiculate (vs.
Florets isomorphic, bisexual, corolla ligulate, limb deeply five-lobed, with one deeper split and unilateral lobes; anther apical appendages apiculate, tails papillose; style bilobed, branches dorsally papillose.
20 in number, subcoriacous, suberect-arcuate, forming a broad funnilform rosette; sheaths broadly elliptic, 13-14 x 10-11 cm, greenish toward the apex, subdensely brown lepidote on both sides, strongly nerved with conspicuously castaneous nerves, coarsely spinose at extreme apex; blades sublinear-lanceolate, narrowed toward the base, 25-60 x 5-6 cm, sparsely and inconspicuously white-lepidote to glabrescent, green to reddish at apex and along the apical margins, with sparse and irregular darker green spots, apex acute and distinctly apiculate, apiculus 3-4 mm long, rigid, margins densely to subdensely spinose, spines subspreading, triangular, castaneous toward the apex, the basal ones ca.