divaricate


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divaricate

[dī′var·ə‚kāt]
(biology)
Broadly divergent and spread apart.
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at 1 cm from tip, narrowly rounded at apex; flowers 6-7 visible per spiral, subrounded (at least on drying), 3.3-3.6 mm long, 3.4-4 mm wide; tepals drying yellow-brown, minutely papillate, often turned up markedly on drying; lateral tepals 2.2-2.6 mm wide, inner margin broadly rounded, outer margin bluntly 2-sided; stamens held at level of tepals, anthers 0.6 mm long and wide; thecae slightly divaricate; stigma broadly ellipsoid, 7 mm x 6 mm.
Tese, le calze, in una eleganza bionda quasi una nuova pelle, datale (sopra il tepore creato) dalla fiaba degli anni nuovi, delle magliatrici blasfeme: le calze incorticavano di quel velo di lor luce il modellato delle gambe, dei meravigliosi ginocchi: delle gambe un po' divaricate, come ad un invito orribile.
Podetia slender to fairly robust, 5-7 cm tall, 0.5-1 mm thick, pale glaucous white, with necrotic base darkening at surface, often cyanescent in part, moderately branched; branching type anisotomic dichotomy or trichotomy, with distinct main axes and short side branchlets; axils perforated but usually closed near the young tips and frequently also lower down, to 0.1-3 mm broad, funnels small but sometimes widely gaping in lower part of aged podetia; tips erect or slightly divaricate, furcate.
Light conditions and the evolution of heteroblasty (and the divaricate form) in New Zealand.
It is a small tree with tiered branches and divaricate branchlets having broad glossy dark green leaves.
Racemes dense, slightly or considerably elongated in fruit; rachis densely and minutely puberulent with straight trichomes; fruiting pedicels ascending at base, recurved, divaricate, 2-3 mm, narrowly winged, minutely puberulent all around.
5C) require the hooks to translate and rotate in the midsagittal plane so that their curved tips divaricate and are brought nearly parallel to the longitudinal axis of the proboscis.