obclavate

obclavate

[äb′kla‚vāt]
(biology)
Inversely clavate.
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The conidia were pale brown to light brown in colour and produced in long branched chains, obclavate to obpyriform or ellipsoid in shape with short conical beak at the tip, or beakless.
Kirk-Spriggs (2008a), however, assessed intra- and inter-specific variability in spermathecal form of three continental Afrotropical species in the Curtonotum cuthbertsoni complex (sensu Tsacas 1977), with obclavate spermathecae and concluded that variability was too great to allow specific differentiation.
Fruit a pair (often one by abortion) of slender to stout fusiform, more or less obclavate (rarely very stout to more or less spherical), ventrally dehiscent follicles with dry pericarp; seeds numerous, compressed, more or less elliptical in outline, often with winglike margin, mostly with micropylar coma (rarely absent or present around seed margin), endosperm thin.
Follicles (often only one by abortion) slender to fusiform obclavate (rarely nearly spherical), occasionally ornamented with longitudinal ridges on exterior; seeds without winglike margin, with coma (absent in some Sarcolobus, right around seed in Fockea sinuata).