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xi·phoid

(zi'foyd), [TA] Avoid the misspelling xyphoid.
Sword-shaped; applied especially to the xiphoid process.
Synonym(s): ensiform, gladiate, mucronate
[xipho- + G. eidos, appearance]

mucronate

(myo͞o′krə-nāt′)
adj.
Of or having a mucro; ending abruptly in a sharp point: mucronate scales; a mucronate leaf.

mu′cro·na′tion n.

mucronate

(of a leaf) having a short narrow point.
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The leaflets are obovate-oblong, obtuse, mucronate, glabrous on both sides, and thin: the average specific leaf weight is 49 g/[m.
4 mm wide, sepals 3, persistent, equal, 1,5-2 mm long, with longitudinal nerves, soon twisted leftward, upper mucronate, asymmetric, winged in the right lobe, clearer than the fruit; Berries sessile, 15 mm long, 4-7 mm wide and somewhat longitudinally striate when dry, minutely puberulent, scale-like hairs, dull yellow.
Arils obovoid, oblong-ellipsoid or cylindrical, 2-3 cm long; seeds 2-3(-5) cm long, obovoid-oblong or ellipsoid to subglobose, brown or red-brown, mucronate, the megagametophyte smooth or only slightly ruminate.
35 mm in diameter, castaneous toward the base, sparsely brown lepidote; scape bracts distinctly exceeding the internodes, imbricate, completely covering the scape, coriaceous, completely covered by a dense layer of pale castaneous (toward the base) to white (toward the apex) trichomes, stramineous, distinctly nerved, castaneous toward the base and paler near the apex, the basal ones subfoliaceous, suberect toward the apex, coarsely spinose near the apex, spines prevailing retrorse-uncinate, dark brown to blackish, 2-3 mm long, the upper scape bracts lanceolate, apex acute and distinctly mucronate, 13-18 x 4-6 cm, erect, subentire to irregularly spinose at apex, spines membranaceous, irregularly surrounding the base of the inflorescence and equaling ca.