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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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Leaves opposite, rarely whorled, often with cluster of colleters adaxially at base of blade (distributed along the length of midrib in some species of Mandevilla), sometimes with domatia abaxially in axils of secondary veins with the midvein.
C"-shaped trace: 0 = absent; 1 = abaxially convex; 2 = adaxially convex.
1 cm wide near the base, green to reddish toward apex, opaque, inconspicuously white-lepidote abaxially with trichomes disposed along the intercostal zones and not obscuring the color of the blades, adaxially glabrescent toward the apex, distinctly nerved on both sides, apex long acuminate-caudate, pungent, margins glabrous, sparsely spinose, spines 0.
This taxon also differs from the other members of Section Ormopteris by the slightly sulcate axis adaxially.
Plants terrestrial; rhizomes erect to decumbent; petioles scaly toward the base, with 4-10 vascular bundles, the two adaxial bundles enlarged; laminae 1-pinnate-pinnatifid to 4-pinnate-pinnatifid, catadromic above the basal pinnae; basal pinnae inequilateral and more developed on the basiscopic side or (less commonly) equilateral; rachises, costae, and costules not grooved or only shallowly so adaxially, scaly and pubescent abaxially, densely pubescent on the adaxial surfaces, the hairs whitish, spreading to antrorsely strigose, multicellular, if glands present, these ca.
Indument on costae and veins adaxially, margin of segments, rarely on laminar tissue adaxially of spreading acicular trichomes mostly 0.
5 cm, thinly coriaceous, strongly nerved mainly adaxially, inconspicously and sparsely white-lepidote to glabrescent, green, distinctly canaliculate mainly toward the base, apex acuminate-caudate, recurved.
M1 separated from M2 by a distinct furrow slightly inclined anteriorly, then strongly curved forward adaxially.
Its species differ from others in the genus by having a distinctive type of hair within the grooves of the rachises and costae adaxially.
3m, n), each subtending an ovuliferous scale consistently bearing two adaxially placed ovules, their micropyles directed toward the cone axis.
Petiole adaxially grooved, 8-18 mm long, glabrous to lightly puberulent, petiolar glands absent.
5-10 cm, inconspicuously lepidote, green toward the apex, strongly coriaceous; blades narrowly subtriangular-lanceolate, not narrowed at the base, 15-24 x 5-6 cm, green, inconspicously and sparsely white-lepidote mainly adaxially to glabrous, nerved, suberect with recurved apex, apex acuminate.