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sericeous

[sə′rish·əs]
(botany)
Of, pertaining to, or consisting of silk.
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Lamina of larger leaves 19-28.3 cm long, 10-16 cm wide, broadly elliptical or obovate, cuneate or rounded at base, flat or slightly revolute at margin, broadly obtuse or rounded and usually abruptly short-acuminate or apiculate at apex, adaxially glabrate at maturity except often appressed-tomentose on midrib and lateral veins near base, abaxially densely and persistently tomentose with the hairs T-shaped with the long crosspiece straight or sinuous, apparently eglandular, the principal lateral veins 10-13 on each side of midrib, very prominent abaxially and sunken adaxially in dried leaves; petiole 9-14 mm long, densely and persistently appressed-tomentose or sericeous, eglandular; stipules 1.5-3 mm long.
Cataphylls narrowly triangular, soft, thinly sericeous or lacking
Flowers on pedicels, funnel-shaped calix, with obtuse lobes, densely sericeous outside, densely sericeous inside at base; corolla, yellow when young, later turning red, glabrous outside at base, densely sericeous with long, antrorse hairs, glabrous inside, tube 4.1-6.5 mm long, lobes 1.1-3 mm; stamens attached to corolla tube; ovary 2-locular, densely sericeous.
Calyx with unequal lobes; the lateral ones almost glabrous, others are sericeous at the dorsal face; 4[degrees] lobe with gibbous base.
DESCRIPTION: Body elongate ([male]), elongate oval ([male]); dorsum usually with densely distributed, dark spots, and with both pale simple (or sometimes sericeous) pubescence and dark setae.
Aoplonema lopidium is further considered to belong into Aoplonema because the vestiture is composed of two types of setae: simple decumbent and sericeous (characters 0-1) (Fig.