mucronate


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mucronate

[′myü·krə‚nāt]
(biology)
Terminated abruptly by a sharp terminal tip or process.
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1.5 mm long, located on the rachis, between the proximal pairs to leaflets; rachis 35-125 mm long; interfoliolar segments 4-8 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 18-20 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface glabrous, abaxial surface pilose, 10-19.5 X 4-8 mm, oblong to obovate, apex obtuse to truncate, mucronate, base oblique, venation penninervous.
1), shows verticils composed of 14-16 isophyllous leaves, 7 to 14 mm long, with acute, mucronate apices.
(central specimen), but it is different for denticulate leaves, not mucronate, tomentose below, long petiole (> 0,8 cm) and abundant stellate and fused-stellate trichomes, versus Q.
Flowers usually unisexual, the plants monoecious; perianth absent; staminate flowers with 1-3 stamens; filaments capillary; anthers narrowly linear, 2-4 mm long, apex usually mucronate or awned; pistillate flowers with one pistil; styles longer than stigmas; stigmas (2) 3, capillary.
Septum mucronate, turned to right side by about 30[degrees] and protruding over the cutting plane.
Scape slender, glabrous, erect to 1.2m high, 20mm in diameter, completely covered by scape bracts; scape bracts to 7cm long, broadly oblong, mucronate, entire, glabrous, light brown, castaneous, slightly inflated, imbricate.
Segments of the bracts linear-lanceolate to linear, slightly mucronate; secondary ridges of the mericarp with thick, antrorse or patent spines ................................................................................
On average these are 23.20 mm long and 2.02 mm wide, subalternate, departing from the rachis at 70[degrees], regularly spaced at 1 mm distances, with near-parallel sides and slightly falcate, gradually tapering to a very sharp apex giving the leaflets a mucronate appearance.
Peduncular bract acute, mucronate, curved downwards, rusty-red; leaves not crisp-like; pinnae obliquely acuminate; leaf rachis whitish tomentose, spiny, not setose; peduncle of the inflorescence glabrous to slightly tomentose with sparse spines; pistillate flowers 1-3 per rachilla; fruit globose, 3,5 cm long, 3,3 cm broad--Astrocaryum arenarium
long skeleton in a black robe and cowl playing the violin on a vertical gonfalonish banner unfurling below; on one bicep either an icepick or a mucronate dagger, and down both forearms a kind of St Vitus dance of leather-winged dragons with the words--on both forearms--HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR BLUEYED BOY NOW MR DETH!?
Two frontonasals, scales of the sides of neck granular and juxtaposed, dorsal scales oval acute or mucronate Leposoma southi 18' One frontonasal, scales of the sides of the neck keeled and overlapping; dorsal scales rectangulars acute or mucronate Leposoma rugiceps 19.
But what an idiosyncratic approach Silano takes in "To Know a Flower." As she often does, she fearlessly uses a specialized vocabulary--"mucronate," "tegules," "axillary," "cymose," "retrosely barbed," "cleistogamous." She raises the question: how to really know a flower?