farinose


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farinose

[′far·ə‚nōs]
(agriculture)
Yielding farina, a fine meal of vegetable matter.
(biology)
Covered with a white powdery substance.
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The primary thallus has rounded and persistent squamules, and develop short and regular podetia, partially or totally covered with farinose soredia.
Soralia capitate; soredia farinose or of fine granules Phaeophyscia pusilloides 4.
A description might read, "Leaves pubescent with capitate trichomes, or farinose when dry." Hey, all that means is that the leaves are covered with soft bristly hairs or whitish powder.
The brownish tinged, farinose sorediate podetia with small incurved cups and UV+ thallus (squamatic acid) are diagnostic.
Alpines usually have leaves and flowers farina-free while border varieties can have farinose leaves, stems and flowers, which, although attractive, to the uninitiated can look like a touch of disease and many an auricula must have been sprayed merely for being healthy.