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appressed

[ə′prest]
(biology)
Pressed close to or lying flat against something.
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Antenna with basal segment rather short, shiny, purplish brown, dilated apically; flagellum with purplish-brown rough scales along posterior margin throughout, with appressed scales on anterior margin.
Carriage of proximal perigynia in spikes: widely spreading to reflexed (0), ascending to appressed (1) 4.
Horizontal stems creeping flat on ground (rooting throughout on ventral surface), leaves entire to slightly toothed; strobili (cones) only slightly wider than adjacent stem (1-2 mm wider); leaves of upright stem and sporophylls appressed L.
Florets bisexual, zygomorphic, transitional between actinomorphic and ligulate, often villous; anther apical appendages apiculate to caudate, tails laciniate, long, acute, tails connate; style bilobed, branches appressed, dorsally pubescent reaching the bifurcation point, hairs acute.
Guzmania kareniae can be distinguished from the nearly sympatric Guzmania squarrosa by having the indumentum of trichomes on the bracts and foliage appressed and inconspicuous (versus conspicuously "scurfy" on G.
Some legs look thicker or even thinner than they were in life and when appressed against the body became practically invisible in some cases (Fig.
The palp lamellae alternate between being spread slightly apart and being closely appressed.
Metasoma: basal third of first tergum with a median impunctate stripe, laterally with fine, sparse punctures bearing long, pale setae, at midlength with a sparse, transverse band of pale pubescence, posterior half of first with fine, distinct, sparse setigerous punctures, subapical area with a dense white band of appressed pubescence; terga 2-5 densely, finely punctate, not shining.
2) Appressed hairs on body fine and setiform (versus occurring in the form of small black denticles in Bacillometra);
Setae of mesosoma generally simple or with a few short branches, setae short to moderate length, becoming gradually longer ventrally; setae of mesoscutum and mesoscutellum more generally more fuscous than those of pleura; setae around pronotal lobe more dense and plumose; setae on lateral surface of propodeum more numerous and more densely branched, intermingled with very short, appressed, simple setae not obscuring integument; such setae not present on posterior surface of propodeum.
Leaves densely rosulate, spreading, moderately coriaceous, 50-75 cm long; leaf sheaths elliptic, 16-25 x 7 -10 cm, nerved, densely appressed brown punctate-lepidote especially adaxially, somewhat castaneous especially adaxially; leaf blades ligulate, acute, 25-45 mm wide, somewhat nerved, sub-densely appressed pale punctate-lepidote, somewhat more so abaxially, bright green or green tinged red.
9 mm wide, luteous, membranous; laminas obtriangular, essentially glabrous, bases adaxially pubescent, simple hairs, abaxially with minute, appressed stellate trichomes, apical margins with a few scattered minute simple and 2-seriate trichomes, basal adaxial midvein raised, claw distinct, 1-1.