mucronate


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mucronate

[′myü·krə‚nāt]
(biology)
Terminated abruptly by a sharp terminal tip or process.
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For its panicled erect inflorescence and its mucronate sepals it looks related to A.
5-4 cm wide) upper scape bracts with apex acute and mucronate (vs.
Leaves spreading, 7585 cm long, moderately coriaceous, green adaxially, tinged red abaxially; leaf sheaths elliptic, 10 x 6 cm, entire, nerved, castaneous toward the base, punctate-lepidote, more so adaxially; leaf blades lingulate, acute and mucronate, 3550 mm wide, punctate-lepidote, subdensely serrate with dark, mostly antrose 13 mm long spines.
120 in number, 25 mm long, spirally arranged, suberect to erect; sepals lanceolate, mucronate, pink, darker at the apex, densely white lepidote outside, 14 mm long, 5 mm wide; petals spathulate, white at the base, very dark purple in the exserted portion, 20 mm long, 9 mm wide, twisted together after anthesis; stamens included, to 13 mm long; filaments white; anthers 3 mm long, fixed above the middle, dark purple; pollen yellow.