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imbricate

[′im·brə·kət]
(biology)
Having overlapping edges, such as scales, or the petals of a flower.

imbricate

To overlap in regular order, as shingling, tiles, etc.
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Rhizomes brown, not rugose, lacking wax-like deposits; rhizome scales ovate to ovate-lanceolate, apices short-acuminate, clathrate, brownish to yellowish, margins slightly hyaline, imbricate and often covering the rhizome surfaces; laminae pinnatisect, subcoriaceous; medial segments adnate, base symmetric, decurrent and excurrent, pubescent on both laminar surfaces, the hairs light brown to yellowish, on the costae, costules, veins, and margins, linear scales often visible at the costal bases; secondary veins raised on the abaxial surfaces wider than the tertiary ones; margins of the segments cartilaginous; sori in 1-2 rows between the costae and segments margins.
The pale yellow petals overhang (to my knowledge) those of all other Tillandsias and Vrieseas, they become 12 cm long; the lower ones are smaller, in the calyx half they are very narrow and the edges are imbricate, and form with the sepals a spiralling tube; the upper larger half is similarly wider so that they become fully 2cm wide below the rounded off tip.
More in keeping with its history, comparative literature is very much in the fray, though not necessarily of it, reconnoitering the hinterland and peripheral edges where more (self-)centered domains imbricate in contrapuntal play, or in the din of their crossfire.
Corolla 4-5 [-12 (Blackstonia)]-merous; connate, usually with a short to long tube (Tachiadenus), usually plicate at sinuses; occasionally produced into spurs (Halenia); usually convolute, occasionally sinistrorsely contorted (Halenia) or imbricate (Obolaria); often with scales or nectary-pits within; rarely with coronas.
Pending working interest decisions and actions, the companies expects to participate in two exploratory wells, testing the presence of potentially significant reserves of natural gas on 2 of the 5 imbricate closures within the Big Canyon Prospect next year, 2009.
According to the International Association for Human Values, trees such as the Iva imbricate, borrichia arborescens and the laguncularia racemosa use only a third of water required by the most commonly used species.
Small Limipecten with nearly equal-sized, broadly rounded costae crossed by low, imbricate lamellae on the anterior portion of the valve.
1 cm in diameter, dark purple, completely covered by white trichomes; scape bracts the basal ones subfoliaceous, the upper ones narrowly lanceolate, apex acuminate-spinescent, pungent, distinctly exceeding the internodes, densely white-lepidote at apex, red, suberect-ascending and not imbricate, subtending the inflorescence, strongly channeled, 5-11 x 2.
These stacked horizons formed from the imbricate splaying off, along listric shears, of blocks of earth which slid down to become lodged upon the in-situ DFZ.
Scape bracts erect, densely imbricate, narrowly elliptic, acute to attenuate, subdensely brown punctate-lepidote, green or green proximally, red distally.
Scape erect, stiff, 30-45 cm x 3-5 mm, stellate-lepidote, dark purple-red; scape bracts erect, imbricate and surpassing the internodes toward the base, becoming lax above, acute to attenuate, pungent, densely punctate-lepidote, dark purple-red.
Due to extensive cover and vegetation at Gurculer and complex, possibly imbricate faulting, more geologic and geophysical work will be required before further drilling.