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palmate

/pal·mate/ (pahl´māt) having a shape resembling that of a hand with the fingers spread.

palmate

(păl′māt′, päl′-, pä′māt′) also

palmated

(-mā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended: palmate antlers; palmate coral.
2. Botany Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point; digitate: a palmate leaf.
3. Zoology Having webbing that connects the three front toes, as the feet of many waterbirds.

pal′mate′ly adv.
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Fig. 244 Palmate . A palmate leaf.

palmate

(of a leaf) having at least three leaflets joined to the PETIOLE at the same place.
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The groups are: 1) plants with narrow, palmately compound leaves expressing a sativa type genome that produces a lot of THC; 2) plants with broad, palmately compound leaves expressing an indica type genome that produces a lot of THC; and 3) plants with an industrial hemp type expressing various ratios of THC to other cannabinoids.
palmately compound: Arrangement of leaflets in whorled fashion around the top of the petiole, which then attaches to the stem of the plant; resembles the arrangement of fingers attached to the palm of a hand.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: PALMATELY COMPOUND, 8" to 12" wide, leaflets 4" long and 2" wide, leaflets elliptic with serrulate margins, leaves arranged in WHORLED pattern and arising from the crown.
Leaflets ("leaves") palmately lobed and fan-shaped; sterile tissue between indusia on fertile lobes nearly absent: L.
They were especially numerous on leaves of Acer saccharum and Vitis riparia, both of which have numerous vein axils spread along palmately radiating major veins.
The leaves tend to be decussate on the lower stem (with opposite pairs, the succeeding pairs turned 180[degrees]), usually alternate near the stem apex, petiolate, palmately compound (except for small unifoliolate leaves at branch apices), with an odd number (3-13) of coarsely serrate, lanceolate leaflets.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: PALMATELY COMPOUND, leaflets 2" to 3" long and 1" to 1 1/2" wide, leaflets elliptic in shape with entire margins, usually 5 leaflets, rarely 3 or 4, ALTERNATE arrangement of compound leaves.
Rachis straw-colored to greenish; leaves palmately compound or pinnatifid (both leaf types often present on same plant); terminal leaflets from 4-13 cm long: Pteris
2a, b, d-i) was alternatively considered by Ahrendt (1961:5)to correspond to a leaflet of a palmately compound leaf or homologous to each leaflet of a pinnately compound leaf of Mahonia (Fig.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 6" to 12" long and 8" to 12" wide, palmately lobed (7 to 9), each lobe serrated.
2006), because it is palmately lobed, a condition that does not occur in extant Proteaceae leaves, but that does occur in species of Platanus.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 1" to 2" long and wide, palmately lobed (usually 3) with serrated margins on lobes.