spathulate


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spathulate

(of plant structures) paddle or spoon-shaped.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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As mentioned above, the marginal teeth at the end of the series, particularly the outermost one, have a broader, more spathulate cusp with a finely dentate, almost feathered margin (Fig.
vansomereni the lateral margins of the supra-anal plate are distinctly bulging and the tips of the cerci, which are robust at the base, are spathulate. In P.
Leaves alternate, mostly clustered at stem apex; petiolate, petioles clasping; blades oblanceolate to spathulate, pinnately veined, margin entire, partially revolute, glabrous, rarely puberulent beneath.
butterflies, birds and even the Spathulate Fleawort - a plant that only grows on Holy Island and nowhere else in the whole world.
Lateral tooth cusps with an elongate, rather spathulate central denticle and relatively coarse secondary denticles on outer margin, inner margin with few if any denticles.
Leaves pinnately veined, margin entire to runcinate, glabrous to pubescent; basal leaves rosulate; pseudopetiolate; blades elliptic, obovate, oblanceolate to spathulate, entire to pinnatisect; upper leaves alternate, reduced to bracts; sessile to clasping.