perfoliate


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perfoliate

[pər′fōl·ē‚āt]
(botany)
Pertaining to the form of a leaf having its base united around the stem.
(invertebrate zoology)
Pertaining to the form of certain insect antennae having the terminal joints expanded and flattened to form plates which encircle the stalk.
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2 cm to 8 x 5 cm lamina Position and terminal, formed by axillary, solitary, architecture of the five double dichasia single dichasia inflorescence Length of the 5-16 mm [less than or equal inflorescence to] 5 mm internodes Indument of the puberalous glabrous inflorescence internodes Base of the bracts perfoliate slightly cordate, not perfoliate Shape of the corolla not inflated and with basally inflated to 5 a conspicuous neck to mm, neck obscure 3 mm long Margins of the petals entire toothed Outer surface of the densely laciniate puberalous but not petals (laciniae to 2.
The rhinophores are smooth basally and perfoliate distally with about 13 complete or incomplete transverse lamellae.
Perfoliate Horse Gentian, Feverwort; Slope woods; Rare, but locally common; C = 5; BSUH 14915.