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chartaceous

(of plant parts) having a papery texture.
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1.5 mm long, located on the rachis, between the proximal pairs to leaflets; rachis 35-125 mm long; interfoliolar segments 4-8 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 18-20 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface glabrous, abaxial surface pilose, 10-19.5 X 4-8 mm, oblong to obovate, apex obtuse to truncate, mucronate, base oblique, venation penninervous.
Lower glume 2-3.4 x 0.6-0.8 mm, slightly concave, lanceolate, chartaceous, glabrous on the margins, 2-3 nerved, acute apex; upper glume (2.1-) 3-4 x 0.7-0.9 mm, sub-chartaceous, ciliate on the upper half of the margins, 3-nerved, the lateral nerves tenuous, acute apex.
The wings are chartaceous, without venation, but strongly striate longitudinally.
Leaves 17 to 20 in number, densely rosulate, suberect, forming a funnelform rosette; sheaths ovate-elliptic, 13-18 x 10 cm, densely and minutely brown-lepidote on both sides, thinly coriaceous, dark castaneous on both side and mainly abaxially, except for the green and purple spotted apex, blades sublinear, slightly narrowed toward the apex, 25-30 x 4.5-5 cm, not narrowed at the base, apex rounded to subacute and distinctly apiculate, apiculus 0.7-0.8 cm long, green to glaucous and prevailingly purple to wine-spotted mainly toward the base, with inconspicuous darker green irregular cross-veins by transmitted light, chartaceous, sparsely and inconspicuously white-lepidote and covered on both sides by a thin layer of white wax, margins revolute at the apex.
Epiphytic; rhizomes 3-5 mm diam., compact, horizontal; rhizome scales 5-10 x 0.8-1.5 mm, linear-lanceolate, orange-yellowish, marginally entire; phyllopodia present, 7-12 mm long; fronds 27-40 cm long; stipes 1/5-1/4 of frond length; stipe scales 2-5 x 0.5-1.0 mm, lanceolate, pale to dark brown, marginally entire, more dense on stipe base; blades 22-32 x 2.3-4.0 cm, linear-elliptic, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, basally narrowly cuneate to attenuate, apically long-acute; costal scales in two forms, some 1-2 x 0.8-1.0 mm, ovate-lanceolate, dark brown to blackish, and marginally entire to occasionally short-ciliate, the others ca.
Leaves 4.5-12.5 cm long; petiole 3-15 mm long; pulvinus 1.3-2.2 mm diam; rachis 3.6-8.2 cm long, interfoliolar segments 0.6-2 cm long; extrafloral nectaries 3-7, claviform and fusiform, stipitate, located between all pairs of leaflets, occasionally absent in the proximal pair or 0-2 in the distal, 2-3 x 0.2-0.6 mm; leaflets 3-7 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface strigose, the distal 10-50 x 4-23 mm, the proximal 10-40 x 4-12 mm, elliptic, lanceolate, oblong, ovate and oval-lanceolate, venation craspedodromous, nervures 9-11 pairs, apex acute, acute-mucronate, obtuse, obtuse-mucronate, acuminate and rarely emarginate, base oblique and subcordate, margin revolute, ciliated.
Length/width (4.0)2.9-1.0(0.8):1 ratio (1.2)1.1-0.8:1 Adaxial surface soon Densely to sparsely subglabrate in most areas stellate pubescent, but apex and base tomentose, or velutinous Coriaceous in age, throughout Chartaceous, castaneous dried olive, red-olive or umber driede FLOWERS Ca.
Leaves alternate; petiolate; blades elliptical to oblong, chartaceous or less commonly sub-coriaceous, pinnately veined, margin entire, completely glabrous to weakly arachnoid beneath.
15 x 11 cm, inconspicuously and minutely brown lepidote on both sides, coriaceous, outside dark brown colored near the base, inside pale colored; blades linear, not narrowed at base, 35-40 x 6-7 cm, thinly coriaceous, green, chartaceous, inconspicously and sparsely white-lepidote to glabrous, apex acute and shortly apiculate.