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subulate

(so͞o′byə-lĭt, -lāt′, sŭb′yə-)
adj. Biology
Tapering to a point; awl-shaped: a subulate leaf.
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subulate

(of plant structures) long, narrow and pointed.
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0.2 mm, linear-lanceolate to subulate, dark-brown, dispersed, marginally entire; blades 9-22 x 3.0-5.8 cm, chartaceous, lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, basically obtuse to truncate, apically acuminate to cuspidate; blade scales 0.7-1.2 x 0.1-0.3 mm, linear to subulate, dark-brown, dispersed, marginally entire, only on blade margin; veins evident, 1-2-forked, 1-1.5 mm apart, diverging at 65-75[grados] from costa; hydathodes absent; fertile fronds 17-28 cm long; stipes 3/5-3/4 the frond length; fertile blades 4.5-10.5 x 1.3-2.8 cm, lanceolate, basically obtuse to truncate, apically acute; intersporangial scales absent.
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Leaves densely imbricate; sessile, clasping; blades subulate, coriaceous, three to five parallel veins in the sheathing portion, reduced to one vein in the blade, margin entire, revolute, pubescent.
This is a morphologically variable species with subulate and dichotomously branched podetia.
Petals linear, filiform or subulate, 0.2-0.8 mm, shorter than sepals; fruits 2-4(-4.2) x 1-3(-3.5) mm 61 61(60).
Bernardia trelawniensis has small, 1-2 mm long subulate stipules, similar to other members of Bernardia sect.
Leaves opposited or whorled, scalelike to 3 subulate, evergreen; ovulate cones fleshy 3.
0.5 mm long (excluding the glands and appendages), 0.3-0.6 mm wide; involucral lobes narrowly triangular to subulate, ca.
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