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quincunx

1. Botany a quincuncial arrangement of sepals or petals in the bud
2. Astrology an aspect of 150? between two planets

Quincunx

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

A quincunx (also called an inconjunct) is a minor aspect of 150 degrees. The effect of a a quincunx is comparatively weak. With the exception of double quincunx (yod) configurations, quincunxes received little attention until relatively recently. Their influence was usually regarded as being mildly favorable, like a semisextile, but more recent interpreters regard them as a source of stress, requiring change and adjustment in the areas of the chart that they affect.

quincunx

An arrangement of elements so that four are symmetrically placed around a central one.
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Likewise, all kinds of imbricate aestivation (contort, quincuncial, cochlear) of the calyx or corolla of a flower with pentamerous or otherwise odd-merous whorls lead to a kind of floral asymmetry (Reinsch, 1927).
For example, a "beardtongue" staminode like the one in Penstemon (Cheloneae, Scrophulariaceae) also occurs in Jacaranda (Bignoniaceae); petal aestivation, or folding in the buds, shows both ascending and descending patterns within Scrophulariaceae, Lentibulariaceae, and Bignoniaceae, ascending and quincuncial patterns within Acanthaceae, and descending and quincuncial patterns in Orobanchaceae [whereas their presumed closest relatives, Rhinantheae (Scrophulariaceae) have ascending petal folding]; personate corollas similar to those of Antirrhineae (Scrophulariaceae) are exhibited by some Acanthaceae, Gesneriaceae, Bignoniaceae, and Lentibulariaceae; other parallelisms occur in ovary structure, ovule number, sensitive stigma lobes, and postgenital fusion of the anthers (Endress, 1994).