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ad·ax·i·al

(ad-ak'sē-ăl),
Toward an axis, or on one or other side of an axis.

adaxial

(ăd-ăk′sē-əl)
adj.
1. Located on the side nearest to the axis of an organ or organism.
2. Of or relating to the side or surface facing or nearest to the axis of an organ, such as the upper surface of a leaf; ventral.

adaxial

(of a leaf) facing the stem.

ad·ax·i·al

(ad-ak'sē-ăl)
Toward an axis, or on one or other side of an axis.
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In adult plants, stipes are nearly circular in section, adaxially sulcate, with one deep groove, and abaxially rounded; below the epidermis there is a wide hypodermic zone of fibers, 8-10 layers thick and a leaf trace with 3 strands included in a massive parenchymatic central area (Fig.
6 cm, base oblique, apex acuminate, margin serrate, adaxially green, sericeous (5-10-celled trichomes) with sparse setulose, white unicellular trichomes, abaxially green or reddish, red or deep purple in the apical 1/3 or 1/5 of the foliar area, sparsely sericeous and more dense on the main veins, 11 (rarely 7-14) veins on the larger side of the blade.
straight papillae, and fruiting pedicels glabrous or puberulent only adaxially (vs.
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.
Most of the epidermal cells are papillose and are interspersed with few stomata, both adaxially and abaxially (Figs.
Inflorescences interfoliar, erect to ascending, branched to one order, prophyll short, bicarinate, fibrous, hidden in leaf bases, peduncular bract prominent, rostrate, densely spiny adaxially, glabrous abaxially, peduncle densely spiny, rachis shorter than peduncle, not spiny, rachis and rachillae covered with a dense wooly-white tomentum, rachillae entirely covered by staminate flowers, these shallowly sunken in pits, pistillate flowers directly inserted at the base of rachilla or directly on main rachis in between staminate rachillae and without evident connection with them.
Synapomorphies of the Aristolochioideae include: perianth differentiated into utricle, tube, and limb (character 25), adaxially curved (26), stamens sessile (45) and fused to the stigmas into a gynostemium (43).
5) mm; when fresh, whitish; when dry, adaxially green (almost invisible) and abaxially whitish-green.
8 cm, base oblique, shorter side acute, larger side rounded, apex acuminate, margin dentate, adaxially green, reddishpilose (6-12-celled trichomes), abaxially green, reddish-pilose (6-12-celled trichomes) more dense on the veins, 12-13 veins on the larger side of the blade; smaller leaf in a pair sessile, lanceolate, 1.