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(ô-rĭk′yə-lĭt, -lāt′) also


1. Having ears, auricles, or earlobe-shaped parts or extensions.
2. Shaped like an earlobe.

au·ric′u·late·ly adv.
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However, these differences are unrealistic, and he recognized both auriculate and non-auriculate forms in L.
5 cm, persistent, only slightly flattened at base; blade oblanceolate, 2-5 mm wide, entire or serrulate, puberulent at margin; lowermost cauline leaves shortly petiolate to subsessile, not auriculate at base; middle and upper cauline leaves entire or few toothed, oblong, minutely auriculate at base.
4 cm, linearlanceolate, auriculate, entire, densely strigillose, uppermost sparsely so.
When present, apical pinna is lanceate, with attenuate apex, enlarged base, often incised, divided or lacerated; lateral pinnae 25-30 (35) pairs, 4-8 cm long x 1-2 cm wide, lanceolate to triangular-lanceolate, almost horizontal, contiguous to imbricate, briefly petiolulate, with an acute apex, a symmetric or asymmetric base, often auriculate and overlapping the rachis, crenate and subtly serrulate, papillate margins.
1 Leaves vaginate T aphylla 1 Leaves sessile with a narrow base, sometimes slightly auriculate at their lower half but never vaginate 2 Flowers tetramerous T parviflora 2 Flowers pentamerous 3 Staminal filaments arising from the apex of the nectariferous disc lobes T gallica 3 Staminal filaments arising between the nectariferous disc lobes 4 Inflorescences with both solitary and fasciculate racemes (groups from 2 to 4) T hohenackeri 4 Inflorescences with racemes always solitary 5 Racemes 5-7 mm wide.
According to the present study, the segregation of series Otopteri from Senecio seems justified by the concurrence of the following micromorphologi-cal characters: (1) style-arms that are apically convex or subconvex, papillate or minutely papillate, surrounded by a crown of hairs that are different in length; (2) members of the group usually with a cleft configuration of the stigmatic surface; and (3) auriculate anthers present in all of the group.
Florets dimorphic; marginal florets female, without staminodes, corolla sub-bilabiate (3+1 corolla lips), tubular-funnelform four- to five-lobed, rarely bilabiate; central florets male with a rudimentary ovary, corolla tubular-funnelform, deeply five-lobed; anther apical appendages rounded to acute at the apex, basally constricted and demarcated from the thecae, basally auriculate with tails very short, smooth; style bilobed, branches dorsally papillose.
Underleaves ovate-rectangular, distant, slightly wider than the stem, 540-560 x 230-240 [micro]m, margins strongly recurved, bifid to 1/3 the length, segments subtriangular, apex acute or acuminate, diverging, base short auriculate, insertion line straight.
Leaf-lobes distant, rounded, entire, convolute around the stem when dry and wet, plane, ovate, symmetrical, 1850-1900 x 1550-1575 [micro]m, apex obtuse or rounded, to slightly acute, margins entire, dorsal base auriculate or sometimes subtruncate, ventral base auriculate, auricles sometimes superposing each other, mostly the leaves subtending branches, insertion line arched.
Leaf-lobes loosely imbricate to contiguous, slightly squarrose, convoluted around the stem when dry and spreading when wet, ovate, 1250-1325-1000-1300 [micro]m, margin entire, incurved to ventral side, apex acute to short apiculate, base cordate, dorsal base widely auriculate and ventral base auriculate or truncate, ventral auricle shorter than dorsal one.
Basal leaves sessile, rosulate, simple, entire, awl-shaped or linear and grass-like, thick, parallel-veined; cauline leaves sessile, not auriculate at base, similar to basal ones but smaller, glabrous or pubescent.
Basal leaves petiolate, rosulate or not, simple, entire or dentate to pinnately lobed, reticulately veined; cauline leaves petiolate or sessile, sometimes auriculate to sagittate, entire or dentate, rarely pinnately lobed to pinnatisect.