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chartaceous

[chär′tā·shəs]
(botany)
Resembling paper.
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5 mm long; rachis 4-8 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 2 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface puberulous, abaxial surface villose, ovate to elliptic, 13-32 X 6-15 mm, apex rounded to acute, base oblique, venation penninervous.
2 times than the rachis; 1 extrafloral nectary, dark brown, stipitate, digitiform, 2-4 mm long, located on the rachis between the proximal pair of leaflets; rachis 6-19 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 2 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface and abaxial surface glabrous, elliptic to ovate, 16-23 X 8-29 mm, apex acute, base rounded, venation penninervous, midrib median.
Psychine stylosa fruits are wider than high, with the pair of outstretched chartaceous wings forming a semicircular margin to the lower half of the fruit, but obtusely cleft apically, with a persistent elongate stylar extension equal to the length of the fruit and a stout pedicel, shortly stipitate.
The wings are chartaceous, with main veins downward arching and craspedodromous, abutting a prominent fimbrial vein.
excelsa is easily characterized in the study area by having leaves with 12-18 pairs of chartaceous, pilosulose leaflets with revolute margins and almost isomorphic stamens.
5 x 2 cm, discolorous, chartaceous, ovate or lanceolate, apex acuminate, margins entire, base rounded, venation penninerved, adaxial surface tomentose, abaxial surface tomentose or velutinous, trichomes tector and stipitate glandular trichomes; tendrils simple.
5 cm, discolorous, chartaceous, obovate, apex rounded, margins entire, base attenuate, venation penninerved, adaxial surface with sessile glandular trichomes sparse on limbo and tector trichomes concentrated on the midrib, abaxial surface pubescent; tendrils simple.
8 cm, linear-elliptic, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, basicaly cuneate to attenuate, apically acuminate; abaxial blade scales ca.
Leaflets chartaceous to papyraceous, oblong-lanceolate
5 (-6) cm long; blades narrowly obovate, (14-) 19-32 (-41) cm long, (6-) 7-11 (-13) cm broad, chartaceous, apically short to long-acuminate, sometimes rounded or obtuse, cuneate at base, margin entire; venation hyphodromous; lateral veins (16-) 19-24 (-30) pairs per side.
Sprawling shrubs to 4 m tall, occasionally hemi-epiphytic; branches ligneous to subligneous, 3-4 m long, often arching, subterete with chartaceous yellowish-brown to reddish-brown bark.