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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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2 mm diam.; petiole 6-15 mm long, smaller with the rachis; 2-3 extrafloral nectaries, yellow to vinaceous, stipitate, digitiform, 2-4.5 mm long, located on the rachis between the proximal pair with leaflets; rachis 5-28 mm long; interfoliolar segments 4-11 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 3-5 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface sparsely pilose, abaxial surface rufous-setose, widely obovate, 9-35 X 4-21 mm, apex rounded to widely obtuse, mucronate, base cuneate, venation penninervous.
Basal leaves long-petiolate, deltoid, 2-3-pinnatisect, segments linear to spathulate, mucronate. Umbels (1-)2-6 cm in diam., with 5-8(-10) rays, 15-35(-45) mm long; peduncles 2-8 cm long.
* Cuspidate: this tip is similar to mucronate, but the point is much longer.
0.1 mm; leaflets 5-15 pairs, papyraceous, pilose, 4-23 x 2-65 mm, oblong-elliptic, ovate and suborbicular, venation brochidodromous, nervures 6-9 pairs, apex emarginated and mucronate, base oblique, margin plane, ciliated.
However, it has an obtuse leaf apex and craspedodromous venation unlike leaves of extant Sonneratia in which the leaf apex is typically mucronate and thickened and venation is brochidodromous.
Rosette-leaves (1.5) 3-5 (7) x 0.6-2 cm; entire; elliptical, oblong, oblanceolate or linear-oblanceolate; rounded-obtuse and slightly mucronate at apex, gradually narrowing towards base; adaxial surface green or greyish, with some subrigid long simple eglandular trichomes and, in some leaves, with few to numerous stellate trichomes (absent in others); abaxial surface whitish, with dense stellate trichomes and some long simple eglandular trichomes thinner than those of the adaxial surface.
16 x 12 mm, including the 4-5 mm long, brown, suberect apical spine, distinctly shorter than the sepals, margins remotely and irregularly denticulate near the apex; Flowers sessile, densely and polystically arranged, subspreading, 27-29 mm long, odorless; sepals broadly suboblong-ovate, asymmetrical with the subrounded lateral wing distinctly shorter than the midnerve, apex acute and distinctly mucronate, ca.
Medium-sized lizard that can be distinguished by the presence of elongate and mucronate dorsal scales in contrast with the quadrangular smooth ventral scales.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 1" to 3" long and half as wide, elliptic shape with mucronate tip and entire margins.
Leaves are incubus, bilobed to the base, with a large dorsal lobe, irregularly reniform, concave, arching over the stem, 0.80-0.85 x 0.75(-0.78) mm, with the apex obtuse, mucronate and margin entire, recurved; the ventral lobe is smaller, helmet-shaped, 0.24 x 0.10 mm, and with a small uniseriate stylus between lobe and stem, 3-4 celled, without foliose appendage.
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.