resupinate


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resupinate

[rē′sü·pə‚nāt]
(botany)
Inverted, usually through 180°, so as to appear upside down or reversed.
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Fruiting bodies: Resupinate and overlapping with the edges forming elongated, narrow shelves up to 3.
Fruiting bodies: 8-15 cm across, running together so the entire mass is 9-15 cm long; 2-3 mm thick; resupinate, forming irregular round to oval patches with a fringed margin, color variable from a dull flesh color to purplish to bright fluorescent orange, especially at the margins.
Traditionally these two genera were diagnosed based on the dichotomy of species with resupinate flowers and a long slender column (= Liparis) versus those with non-resupinate flowers and a shorter, broader column (= Malaxis).