ligulate


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ligulate

[′lig·yə·lət]
(botany)
Strap-shaped.
Having ligules.
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According to the monograph of calendula described in the Farmacopeia Brasileira (Farmacopeia Brasileira, 2002), the drug in marigold plants is found in whole or ground ligulate flowers along with a few tubular flowers, separated from the receptacle and involucral dried bracts.
The condition of the stems was more indicative of the drying treatment than that of the ligulate flowers.
He pointed out, however, that several genera of Mutisieae differ in having actinomorphic or ligulate corollas and ecaudate anthers (the last feature in some genera of Barnadesiinae).
Capitulescences unilaterally spicate, racemose to paniculate; capitula sessile to pedunculate, homogamous, ligulate, one- to five-flowered; receptacle epaleate; involucre multiseriate.
The new taxa is native to the east flank of the eastern range of the Colombian Andes and is characterized by: oblanceolate, glabrescent and attenuate leaves; calyculus with double number of bracts; and ligulate flowers with staminodia and without papillae.
15 x 16 cm, inconspicuously and minutely brown-lepidote, dark castaneous mainly toward the apex on both sides, strongly coriaceous; blades ligulate, slightly narrowed toward the apex, not narrowed at the base, 20-25 x 8.
Capitulescences spicate to paniculate; capitula sessile, homogamous, ligulate, one- to ten-flowered; receptacle epaleate, glabrous to setose; involucre multiseriate.
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.
2 mm at the base), ligulate, without any distinct blade, forming an erect tubular corolla, corolla-throat open, the tips very slightly crenate, and curled back, white; stamens deeply included, less than 1/2 as long as the petals, filaments 11-12 mm long, equal in lenght, flat, once-plicate in the middle, anthers ca.
Leaves rosulate, spreading, 15 to 25 in number, 30-75 cm long; sheaths elliptic, 8-20 x 4-10 cm, moderately coriaceous, usually paler than the blades, somewhat reddish striate, appressed dark punctatelepidote, more so adaxially; blades ligulate, broadly acute to accuminate, 3-6 cm wide, coriaceous, nerved, scattered punctate-lepidote throughout, abaxially dark purple-red, adaxially dark green.
Erect, exceeding (Colombia & Blade ligulate, leaf-rosette, Ecuador) acute 1 cm in to acuminate, 4.
Another relevant characteristic for the cited classification was the presence of a coleoptile (also called ligule or ocrea), which was used to divide palms with remote germination into ligulate and nonligulate seedlings.