tomentose


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tomentose

[tə′men‚tōs]
(botany)
Covered with densely matted hairs.
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The tomentose cones of (a) a male and (b) a female Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi individual.
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.
Diagnosis: Foliis ellipticis vel lanceolateoblongis, cuneato-attenuatis, dentato-serrata, dentibus acutis, adulta subtus glauco-tomentella, petiole longus (>0,8 cm), cupulae turbinatae, squamis ovato-suborbicularibus, acuminates, dorso valde gibbis; glande parva, ovate vel elliptica, apiculo glaberrimo vel tomentose.
In males, a well developed tomentose patch occurs on the distal half of the pro- and mesotibia; in females this patch is weakly developed on the mesotibia and imperceptible to weakly developed on the protibia.
Flowers are spirally arranged on tomentose branchlets on a large inflorescence with three to four order branching (Henderson et al.
Cataphylls chartaceous, narrowly triangular, light beige-yellow to beige tomentose, to 10 cm long, and 3 cm wide at base.
According to this author, young vegetative branches, inflorescences and fruits in their early stages of development show dense rust-colored tomentose indumentum, and glandular trichomes (GTs) may be present on their petals, stamens and styles.
indica adaxial leaf vestiture was found to be sparsely to densely pubescent rather than nearly glabrous, and often densely pubescent, tomentose or velutinous.
Gymnocarpos decandrus, another typically cushion-shaped dwarf shrub, is more tomentose than spiny, and does not appear to be grazed.
Less significant characters for this subclade include the tomentose dorsum (2-1) and the basal brown annulation of the second antennal segment (9-1) for the latter subclade.
Inflorescence erect; prophyll 55 cm long, densely brown setose; peduncular bract to 95 cm long, proximal part covered with brown, 2-4 mm long bristles, these usually not persistent, and grey floccose, flattened, black spines, distal part with flattened, black, up to 5 cm long spines; peduncle to 130 cm long, 3,2 x 4,1 cm in cross section, proximal part tomentose, distal part spiny; rachis 23-38 cm long; rachillae many, to 14 cm long, proximal part 1-5 cm long, glabrous, distal part bearing the pistillate flowers, 3,5-9 cm long, covered with minute, clavate, hyaline hairs, only one pistillate flower inserted 0,2-1,5 cm from the rachis.