decorticate


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decorticate

[dē′kȯrd·ə‚kāt]
(biology)
Lacking a cortical layer.
(textiles)
To remove woody residual matter, such as flax from bast fibers after retting.
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Hale Common on decorticate logs and on the lower limbs and trunks of Carya ovata, Crataegus mollis (#1618), Fraxinus pennsylvanica var.
Parmelia sulcata Taylor Common on decorticate logs and wooden fence posts, and on the trunks and limbs of a variety of trees including Gleditsia triacanthos (#1624).
Rare on weathered dolomite (#1657), moss covered decorticate logs (#1861), and on the lower trunks of Acer negundo and Fraxinus pennsylvanica var.
Common on decorticate logs and on the lower trunks or bases of a variety of trees including Crataegus mollis (#1625).
Common on rusted metal, weathered concrete, granite, wood, decorticate moss covered logs, and on the trunks and limbs of a variety of trees including Maclura pomifera (#1635) and Ulmus americana (#1669).
This is a common but often overlooked lignicolous lichen that blends in with the decorticate logs on which it typically grows.
BROWN County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on decorticate Populus log in open woodland, Ladd 16362.
BROWN County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on decorticate Populus log, Ladd 16365; KEYA PAHA: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded decorticate Pinus ponderosa log, Ladd 16423; THOMAS: Bessey Division of the Nebraska National Forest, 8 km SW of Halsey, on bark, Morgan 513; on rotten log, Morgan 516.
Decorticate posturing is a clinical sign that the cortex, the part of the brain responsible for higher brain functions such as consciousness and speech, is not working.