perfoliate


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perfoliate

[pər′fōl·ē‚āt]
(botany)
Pertaining to the form of a leaf having its base united around the stem.
(invertebrate zoology)
Pertaining to the form of certain insect antennae having the terminal joints expanded and flattened to form plates which encircle the stalk.
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Detail of a dichasium; note the perfoliate bract at the base and the minute bracteoles at the flanks of the lateral flowers, c.
The rhinophores are smooth basally and perfoliate distally with about 13 complete or incomplete transverse lamellae.
Triosteum perfoliatum L.; Perfoliate Horse Gentian, Feverwort; Slope woods; Rare, but locally common; C = 5; BSUH 14915.
(#) Triosteum perfoliatum L.; Perfoliate Horse Gentian, Feverwort; Mesic woods; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 13679.