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abaxial

[ab′ak·sē·əl]
(biology)
On the opposite side to, or facing away from, the axis of an organ or organism.
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retusa by the abaxially appressed-tomentose laminas with basally eglandular petioles and paired inflorescences.
Costae prominulous, adaxially sulcate, rather curved abaxially, moderately scaly, densely pilose.
9-5 cm, base oblique, apex long acuminate, margin dentate, adaxially green, sericeous, sometimes with sparsely white setulose (1-2-celled trichomes); abaxially totally reddish with deep purple on almost 1/2 of the apical foliar area, sericeous, trichomes more dense on the veins; 10-11 veins on the larger side of the blade.
tannuolaicus, include the shorter anterior lobe, being about 60% the length of the posterior lobe, a wider pygidial axis that does not reach the border furrow and the axial ring furrows of the pygidium that are visible abaxially.
Most of the epidermal cells are papillose and are interspersed with few stomata, both adaxially and abaxially (Figs.
Racemes lax, terminal, elongated considerably in fruit; rachis puberulent with straight trichomes; fruiting pedicels slender, straight, spreading, 4-7 mm, narrowly winged, glabrous abaxially.
4 mm long; floral scales dorsally with three red transversal stripes (scale neck, callus, nectar sacs distally); leaves abaxially green with glochidiate trichomes ca 0,25-0,5 mm long.
2 cm long, terete in cross-section, with a pair of glands at base of petiole, glabrous, covered with a dense clusters of scales (more evident when dry); blade ovate to elliptic, 9-27 x 5-12 cm, coriaceous, green adaxially, light green abaxially, apex acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, sometimes oblique, margin with scattered small teeth, glabrous adaxially, glabrate and with minute punctations abaxially, 4-5 pairs of main lateral veins, higher order of venation only evident abaxially.
behind the palpebral area, ending posteriorly in a ridge-like posterior border, which is also narrow transversely, together with the articulating area which is distinctly pointed up to the prominent fulcrum on the posterior border, from where it curves steeply down abaxially at nearly 90 degrees.
7-5 cm, inconspicuously and sparsely white-lepidote near the apex to glabrescent, green, lustrous mainly abaxially, apex acuminate and apiculate, margins densely and coarsely spinose at the base with spines 2-5 x 1.