laciniate


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laciniate

[lə′sin·ē‚āt]
(biology)
Having a fringed border.
Narrowly and deeply incised to form irregular lobes, which may be pointed.
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Cypselae glabrous; pappus a ring of short, laciniate scales.
Pappus elements flat, ciliate to laciniate throughout their length.
Species similar to Psittacanthus lasianthus, from which it differs by the sympodial, densely puberulous, three-angled stems, ternate leaves, terminal dichasia, perfoliate bracts, a neck-bearing, not inflated corolla densely laciniate on its outer surface and a triangular, ligule on the inside of each petal, a ring-like nectary, and a micropapillose stigma versus percurrent, glabrous, circular stems, paired leaves, axillary dichasia, not perfoliate bracts, a neck-lacking, inflated corolla without laciniae on its outer surface and a finger-like ligule on the inside of each petal, a 4-lobed nectary, and a smooth stigma in P.
Cypselae truncate at the apex, glabrous to pubescent; pappus of bristles filiform to narrowly paleaceous, laciniate to plumose, rarely crown-like.
transgrading into small, easily detached, finely laciniate squamules ca.
Florets bisexual, zygomorphic, transitional between actinomorphic and ligulate, often villous; anther apical appendages apiculate to caudate, tails laciniate, long, acute, tails connate; style bilobed, branches appressed, dorsally pubescent reaching the bifurcation point, hairs acute.