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puberulent

[pyü′ber·yə·lənt]
(botany)
Having a surface covered with very fine downlike hairs.
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7 mm; leaflets 2 pairs, papyraceous, abaxial surface pubescent and adaxial surface puberulent, the distal 30-55 x 15-28 mm, the proximal 14-43 x 7-24 mm, ellipticoblanceolate, lanceolate-elliptic, obovate, ovate, venation brochidodromous, nervures 7-13 pairs, apex emarginate, short mucronate and obtuse, base cuneate, oblique, obtuse, subcordate, margin revolute, ciliated.
Petiole adaxially grooved, 8-18 mm long, glabrous to lightly puberulent, petiolar glands absent.
5-) 11-31 (-49) cm long, glabrous or minutely puberulent, subsessile to long-pedunculate, peduncle (0.
Adaxial matte surface to subnitid, glabrous or slightly hirtellous on midrib, abaxial surface with the midrib, and sometimes lateral veins as well, most of which are slightly are puberulent or hirtellous and also with coarse, subapressed hairs, very densely tomentose, petiole 0.
5 mm long, tuberculate, puberulent at apex, otherwise glabrous, carpopodia indistinct, elaiosomes absent; pappus absent or less commonly a ciliate ring on top of the short neck of the cypsela.
Apparently, Tebbs did not take into consideration the protologue of Artanthe sancta, and its new combination of Piper sanctum, which clearly indicate that the leaves are membranaceous, punctate pellucid, puberulent along the veins and margin, and with five secondary nerves all originating along the middle part of the leaf (pinnatinerved):
Inflorescence simple, laxly many-flowered, fertile part to 35 cm long, glandular puberulent, green.
The segregation of pubescent versus puberulent and normal leaves versus variegated leaves were scored at seedling stage about 3 wk post emergence.
long, strongly bent downward near the base; lobes short and broad, rounded at tip and slightly puberulent just below the tip (Rose, 1903).