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apiculate

[ə′pik·yə·lət]
(botany)
Ending abruptly in a short, sharp point.
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Ascosproes olivebrown, lemon-shaped, 8-12 x 6-9 [micro]m apiculate at both ends.
5 mm long, ovoid to globose, with obtuse, apiculate apex, irregularly transversely tuberculate and papillate, sometimes the papillae near the base elongate and spinulose; hypogynium narrow, somewhat trigonous, with 6 finely puberulent globose tubercles in distinct pairs.
Leaves straight, oblong-ovate; apex abruptly acute or obtuse and apiculate or rounded.
cordifolium can be differentiated by the apex acute and apiculate or shortly acuminate, and leaf margin dentate that B.
This species is recognized by branches with bromeliad-like prophylls, calyx with apiculate lobes, nectariferous disk inconspicuous and ovary papillate.
3 cm long, 10-16 cm wide, broadly elliptical or obovate, cuneate or rounded at base, flat or slightly revolute at margin, broadly obtuse or rounded and usually abruptly short-acuminate or apiculate at apex, adaxially glabrate at maturity except often appressed-tomentose on midrib and lateral veins near base, abaxially densely and persistently tomentose with the hairs T-shaped with the long crosspiece straight or sinuous, apparently eglandular, the principal lateral veins 10-13 on each side of midrib, very prominent abaxially and sunken adaxially in dried leaves; petiole 9-14 mm long, densely and persistently appressed-tomentose or sericeous, eglandular; stipules 1.
Basidiospores 4-7 x 5-6 um, broadly clavate to ovoid, circular in side view, hyaline, transparant to whitish, smooth, inamyloid, colourless in Melzer's reagent, apiculate.
Leaves 12 to 14 in number, suberect-recurved, forming a broadly crateriform rosette; sheaths broadly elliptic, 19-25 x 17-20 cm, subdensely pale-brown lepidote on both sides, greenish or sometimes reddish near the apex; blades linear, not narrowed toward the base, 30-44 x 11-14 cm, glabrescent abaxially, inconspicuously and sparsely white lepidote adaxially, rose-red throughout, more so adaxially or green toward the base and reddish near the apex, bearing dark green, sparsely arranged irregular spots, apex broadly acute to rounded and apiculate, apiculous ca.
Sometimes the stigmatic surface apically projects upwards, forming an edge that gives an apiculate aspect to the branches (e.
Sepals Oblong, apex obtuse or Narrowly apiculate, 2,5-3 cm obovate, broadly long acute; 2,4 cm long Petals Dark violet violet Stamens Inserted Exserted Tillandsia Tillandsia propagulifera platyphylla Plant size 3 m 1-1,6 m Leaf size length 60-65 cm 80 cm Sheath width 6,5 cm 15 cm Scales Cinereous Whitish Inflorescence Lax, 2-3 pinnate, Dense, 3 pinnate, flowers secund, flowers secund, spreading.