pinnate


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pinnate

, pinnated
1. like a feather in appearance
2. (of compound leaves) having the leaflets growing opposite each other in pairs on either side of the stem

pinnate

[′pi‚nāt]
(botany)
Having parts arranged like a feather, branching from a central axis.
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In relation to leaf organization, 62% of the species included in the study had simple leaves, 28% pinnate leaves and 10% bipinnate leaves.
The scenes form a landscape with palm trees, papyrus, running spirals, and pinnate bands, arranged in an unusual set of stepped, trapezoidal zones and red-and-white horizontal stripes.
This is accentuated by the tall palm trees that serve as shelter during hot summer months with their pinnate leaves.
The branches and pinnate leaves of the staghorn grow in an upright, spreading manner.
The whorl of Berberis leaves may be regarded as a pinnate leaf in which the leaflet internodes of the rachis have been eliminated, thus bringing leaflets, now regarded as simple leaves, into a cluster at the stem node .
Ours involved being stalked for half an hour by three Pinnate Spadefish in the Maldives as we navigated the underground gardens of a coral reef, 12m below sea.
We determined five ontogenetic stages for both species of Euterpe and hybrids: (i) seedling: individual with up to three leaves with palmate leaflets; (ii) sapling: individual with pinnate leaves, without exposed stem; (iii) juvenile: individual with pinnate leaves and exposed stem; (iv) immature: individual with pinnate leaves, exposed stem and with no signs of reproductive events; (v) adult: individual with pinnate leaves, exposed stem, and signs of reproduction such as infrutescences or their scars on the stem.
1 cm) long and shallowly lobed, while leaves higher on the stems are feathery pinnate, divided into numerous leaves.
of opposite branching, of compound pinnate leaf, whose timber is
Mahonia japonica is handsome, growing up to 2m in 10 years, with deep green pinnate leaves and long arching sprays of fragrant lemon yellow flowers in early to mid winter.
Glycerrhiza glabra is an herbaceous perennial legume having pinnate leaves and long flowers.