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Of or having a mucro; ending abruptly in a sharp point: mucronate scales; a mucronate leaf.

mu′cro·na′tion n.


(ˈmjuːkrəʊnɪt; -ˌneɪt) or


(Biology) terminating in a sharp point
[C18: from Latin mūcrōnātus pointed, from mucro]
ˌmucroˈnation n
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Leaves alternate, spiral or distichous; petiolate or subsessile, presence of pulvinus; extrafloral nectaries absent or present, convex, sessile or stipitate, located between the pairs of leaflets or on the petiole; leaflets 1-many pairs, papyraceous to coriaceous, elliptic to oblong, lanceolate to obovate, apex acuminate, rounded to mucronate, base oblique.
Leaves oblong, tapering gradually in the upper quarter length into an acute, mucronate apex.
The length of the mucro in mucronate glumes usually decreases towards the top of the spikelet (Goetghebeur, 1998).
clavate, clavate-fusiform, some lanceolate or fusoid, apex rounded or acute, less commnonly mucronate ([less than or equal to] 4 [micro]m long), thin-walled, abundant on the sides of the gills.
Involucral bracts mucronate, hairless, obtuse, narrowly thin-margined.
5 cm long and laminas oblong to elliptic, to 4-10 x l-5 cm, with an obtuse to acute and decurrent base, and an acuminate to mucronate apex.
Description: Marcescent tree to 15 m tall; leaf ovoid-lanceolate, to oblong/lanceolate 0,8-5(5,8) x 0,6-1,4(1,8) cm, with narrow lamina, short and denticulate to serrate, mucronate.
The fruit is a small many-seeded ovoid or subglobulous, slightly mucronate pink berry of the size and shape of a cherry, becoming blackish when dry and eaten by birds.
Pleurocystidia (12-)15-20(-24)(-28) x (3-)4-6(-8)(-10)(-12) [micro]m, common, but difficult to find, hyaline, bottle shaped, subfusiform, subcylindric or subventricose, with a wide or narrow base, mucronate or with a short to very long neck up to 28 [micro]m long.
Flowers usually unisexual, the plants monoecious; perianth absent; staminate flowers with 1-3 stamens; filaments capillary; anthers narrowly linear, 2-4 mm long, apex usually mucronate or awned; pistillate flowers with one pistil; styles longer than stigmas; stigmas (2) 3, capillary.
Septum mucronate, turned to right side by about 30[degrees] and protruding over the cutting plane.
2m high, 20mm in diameter, completely covered by scape bracts; scape bracts to 7cm long, broadly oblong, mucronate, entire, glabrous, light brown, castaneous, slightly inflated, imbricate.