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sericeous

(sĭ-rĭsh′əs)
adj. Biology
Covered with soft silky hairs.
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Inflorescences simple, without vegetative leaves, mostly borne on leafy stems but occasionally on leafless stems, in axils of current leaves or after fall of the subtending leaf, 1.5-6 cm long, containing 6-8(12) flowers with the flowers decussate or distally in no consistent order, the axes densely and persistently velutinous or tomentose or occasionally loosely sericeous; bracts 1.5-5 mm long, triangular or ovate, abaxially tomentose, adaxially glabrous, eglandular; peduncle 1-3 mm long; bracteoles like bracts but smaller, 1-2 mm long, one of the pair usually bearing a large abaxial gland; pedicel 3-7 mm long.
biocellata the laminas are initially sericeous adaxially with sessile, straight, more or less appressed hairs but soon glabrate except often persistently sericeous on the midrib.
Cataphylls narrowly triangular, pungent, thinly sericeous
Cataphylls linear, pungent, thinly sericeous or lacking tomentum,
Stems, leaves and phyllaries without long-patent, pilose hairs, indumentum type various, occasionally shortly pilose or sericeous; outer phyllaries often elliptic-ovate and about as longer as or shorter than the inner phyllaries; Colombia and Ecuador E.
Calyx with unequal sericeous lobes, the lateral ones are rounded and smaller; the fourth one is larger and with a gibbous base.
DESCRIPTION: Body small, elongate oval; dorsum provided with simple dark setae and sericeous pubescence.
DIAGNOSIS: Males and females recognized by the weakly stylate eyes, the absence of a flattened pronotal collar, the sericeous, golden, recumbent vestiture on the dorsum, the smooth, dull brownblack dorsum, and the many erect black spines on the medial and occasionally lateral surface of antennal segment 1 (Figs.
Stem sub-terete, apically canaliculate, 0.3-0.8 cm diam., indument sericeous with sparsely setulose, white unicellular trichomes; internodes 1.4-5 cm long.