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sericeous

[sə′rish·əs]
(botany)
Of, pertaining to, or consisting of silk.
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canaliculate, sericeous (5-12- celled trichomes), glandular on the nodes; internodes 0.
5 mm long, broadly ovate, abaxially sericeous or distally glabrescent, adaxially glabrous, eglandular; peduncle 0-2.
Leaves spirally arranged, laminas 4-48 mm long, 3-29 mm wide, variable along plant, widely elliptic, broadly ovate to narrowly ovate, often 5-7-lobulate, apices obtuse to rounded, bases rounded to subcordate, margins dentate or serrate-serrulate, glandularprominent, subglabrous often black-stained or black-spotted on both sides but not red-spotted below stellate trichomes, adaxial surface variable for trichome type, often sparsely short sericeous or setulose by mostly simple, 2-seriate trichomes to 1 mm long, differing in other leaves with stellate trichomes common, abaxial surface stellate-pubescent, both sides with glandular-capitate hairs to 0.
Cataphylls narrowly triangular, soft, thinly sericeous or lacking
Flowers on pedicels, funnel-shaped calix, with obtuse lobes, densely sericeous outside, densely sericeous inside at base; corolla, yellow when young, later turning red, glabrous outside at base, densely sericeous with long, antrorse hairs, glabrous inside, tube 4.
This large Holarctic genus is primarily diagnosed by the following characters: body variable in coloration, not exhibiting green tinge, oval to elongate oval, with length 3-6 mm, sometimes shortened and broadened in 9; dorsal surface with simple setae and woolly or sericeous, scalelike setae that are very easily abraded; pronotum, scutellum and hemelytra weakly shagreened, usually with densely distributed, scalelike setae and simple, darker setae; metafemur rather tumid; male genital segment usually with a longitudinal, mesal keel ventrally; endosoma generally C-shaped, not strongly twisted, with rather complex apical region.
apically sericeous with 10-12 celled uniseriate trichomes, internodes 0.
lehmannii, which commonly has substrigose, hispid, or sericeous leaves and phyllaries; stems shortly pilose or hispid; and shorter, elliptic-ovate outer phyllaries.
Calyx with unequal lobes; the lateral ones almost glabrous, others are sericeous at the dorsal face; 4[degrees] lobe with gibbous base.