flabellate


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flabellate

[flə′bel·ət]
(biology)
Fan-shaped.
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Legs rather long; pretarsus with a flabellate pulvillus along interior margin of the claws.
The morphologies of all sponges observed on rocks were classified within the following groups (after Boury-Esnault and Ruizler, 1997; Bell and Barnes, 2000d): encrusting (EN), flabellate (FL), clathrate (CL), massive (MA), arborescent (AR), repent (RE), tubular (TU), ficiform (FI), massive globulose (MG), and papillate (PA).
11 in number, 18-20 x 12-15 mm (excluding the petals), 3 to 4-flowered, flabellate to subpulvinate, densely disposed; floral bracts broadly triangular to triangular-ovate, acute and apiculate, submembranaceous toward the base and margins, greenish, abaxially densely and coarsely white-lepidote toward apex and margins, trichomes with lacerate-fimbriate margins, adaxially glabrous, distinctly shorter than the sepals, entire to remotely spinulose, carinate, cymbiform, 9-11 x 8-12 mm.
brown silky tomentose; sterile blade broadly ovate or flabellate, 5-6 cm
Superficially, the material describe d herein also closely resembles several ichnospecies of Phycodes Richter; however, these possess flabellate or broom-like (not bulb-like) terminations (see Han and Pickerill 1994).
45 x 28 mm (excluding the petals), flabellate, pulvinate, 2 to 3-flowered, inspicuously stipitate; floral bracts those of the branches narrowly ovate, obtuse and minutely apiculate, rigid at base and thin in texture toward the apex, stramineous, nerved, entire, densely and conspicuously white-farinose-lepidote, trichomes concealing its color, about equaling to slightly exceeding the sepals, carinate, cymbiform, 37-42 x 16-20 mm, those of the simple part of the inflorescence resembling the primary bracts but suboblong and slightly dilated at its apical half, apex distinctly emarginated and minutely apiculate, distinctly exceeding the sepals and concealing the flowers except for the petals, ca.