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adaxial

[‚ad′ak·sē·əl]
(biology)
On the same side as or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism.
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Costae are quite prominent, adaxially sulcate, rather curved abaxially, moderately scaly, and densely pilose.
1997), the glabellar S3 and S2 apodemes reduced to a low knob in the axial furrow (seen ventrally), with no furrows continuing adaxially onto the glabella on the dorsal side, the thorax with fewer segments (nine) but the additional preanterior pair of pleurae on the pygidium being remnant from the juvenile thorax, and the inner two pairs of pleurae reduced but the additional pair developed on the ventral side of the pygidium.
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.
Racemes dense in fruit; rachis retrorsely strigillose; fruiting pedicels slightly arcuate to nearly straight, divaricateascending, 4-6 mm, strigillose adaxially.
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.
Sepals abaxially densely tomentose and adaxially glabrous, incurved in anthesis, the 4 lateral sepals abaxially biglandular, the anterior sepal eglandular.
Above the articulation, the epidermis is uniform adaxially and abaxially and is composed of large, transversally striate rectangular cells, lacking stomata and papillae (Figs.
evenly rounded and slightly concave; palpebral furrow rather deep, widest anteriorly; palpebral rim widens slightly anteriorly; a specific pattern of lirae (see Bruton & Heyberget 2006) covers the anterior part of the palpebral fixigena, and the posterior part with the muscular pattern is bounded adaxially by a narrow ridge.
5 cm long; leaf blade coriaceous, greenish brown, olive or light brown, 3-veined from near base, adaxially glabrous or sparsely floccose in the proximal third and prominently reticulate-veined, densely yellow, ochre or yellowish-ochre lanuginose, apparently 3-veined abaxially; young leaves adaxially with dense to sparser deciduous whitish hirsute trichomes, abaxially densely orange to yellow lanuginose.
5 cm wide, elliptic, coriaceous, adaxially violaceous, abaxially brown, ventricous, conspicuous; blades ca.