spathulate


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spathulate

(of plant structures) paddle or spoon-shaped.
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Only 2 lateral teeth evident, their cusps spathulate with coarsely and deeply dentate margins.
Leaves nearly rosulate; petiolate; blades spathulate to orbicular, palmately veined, margin serrate, rugose above, woolly beneath.
Leaves spathulate, entire; cypselae constricted to rostrate at the apex Cephalopappus 5b.
Leaves alternate, often clustered at the stem apex; petiolate; blades narrowly spathulate, oblanceolate to obovate, coriaceous, pinnately veined, margins entire, thickened, revolute, glabrous, if pubescent, then generally rapidly glabrate.
Stipe scales broadly lanceolate, 15-20 x 3-5 mm; fronds more or less spathulate with the upper part the broadest; midribs obviously keeled on abaxial surface with the transection deltoid; sori long and usually sparse, occupying 2/3-3/4 length of veins, 7-10 (12) sori every 2 cm length along midribs.
Stipe scales broadly lanceolate, 8-10 x 2-3 mm; fronds more or less spathulate with long and narrow stipes; midribs slightly prominent with the transection elliptic; sori long and usually sparse, occupying more than 2/3 length of veins, 8-13 sori every 2 cm length along midribs.
120 in number, 25 mm long, spirally arranged, suberect to erect; sepals lanceolate, mucronate, pink, darker at the apex, densely white lepidote outside, 14 mm long, 5 mm wide; petals spathulate, white at the base, very dark purple in the exserted portion, 20 mm long, 9 mm wide, twisted together after anthesis; stamens included, to 13 mm long; filaments white; anthers 3 mm long, fixed above the middle, dark purple; pollen yellow.
A broad spathulate prothalli plate was formed by repeated longitudinal and transverse divisions of its anterior cells and expansion of the resultant daughter cells (Fig.
The spathulate plates began to form in two ways: 1) the initial second dimensional division did not form a wedge-shaped meristematic cell, but only produced a cell plate (Fig.