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obovate

[′äb·ə‚vāt]
(biology)
Inversely ovate.
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3.5 mm diam.; petiole 7-23 mm long, smaller than the rachis; 1 extrafloral nectary, green-vinaceous, sessile, pyramidal, 1-3 mm long, located on the rachis, between the proximal pair of leaflets; rachis 13-15 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 2 pairs, semisucculent, adaxial surface pilose, abaxial surface tomentose, obovate to elliptic, 21-88 X 9-41 mm, apex rounded, base assimetric, venation penninervous, midrib excentric.
Leaf narrowed in proximal edge, and progressively obovate towards the apex.
violacea Engelm.) is a short shrub (up to 1 m tall), with orbiculate or obovate cladodes, 10-20 cm long, 6-18 cm wide.
Petiole 3-12 mm; leaf obovate to ovate, 3-5.5 cm, thick papery, adaxially pubescent to glabrous, abaxially, and glabrous.
spikelet, nut, stipules, whorl, obovate capsule, halophilous, opposite epetiolate ovate leaves, etc.).
Leaves are in whorls of three, elliptic lanceolate or obovate, bright green above, pale green below, tip acute or acuminate, base slender and petioles long.
Kyrtalus although shares the synapomorphies of its subclade as noted above in having body elongated and paraclypei much longer than clypeus and enclosing it infront but its autapomorphies i.e., head and pronotum much expanded and regularly arcuate and planate, scutellum long and narrowed at apex and labium much reduced not reaching even to mesocoxae, its more or less obovate body and its endemic distribution in eastern oriental region isolate it in its entire subclade.
Leaves oblong, more rarely ovate or obovate, (2-) 3-7(-16) x (2-)3-5(-9) cm, Fruit an ellipsoid drupe, laterally compressed, 3-4(-5) x 2.5-3(-3.5) mm, sparsely pubescent; style terminal to more rarely sub terminal; fruits borne on spike and ripen over a period of a few weeks and therefore harvested in more than one picking; fruits taste sour due to dominance by acids in spite of the presence of sugar.
Leaves odd pinnate, petioles 3-8 cm long; leaflets 5-9 paired, elliptic to obovate, 2-4 cm long, pubescent both surfaces with subappressed hairs; stipules setaceous, to 1 cm long, persistent.