LEAF DESCRIPTION: COMPOUND, leaflets 2" to 3" long and 1" to 1 1/2" wide, ovate
shape with coarsely serrated margins and acuminate tip, 7 to 9 leaflets, leaves having OPPOSITE arrangement.
Elaphandra is characterized by the technical characters of opposite, eglandular leaves; by sterile ray florets (when present); by ovate
, eglandular anther appendages, these commonly black though sometimes tan within or distally; by erect or laxly recurved (not strongly coiled), papillose style branches; and by weakly pappose, rostrate (necked) cypselae, these without elaiosomes and without obvious carpopodia.
The bivalves are unsculptured and typically ovate
in marginal outline (Figure 2).
A willow's single catkin consists of from twenty-five to one hundred little pods, more or less ovate
and beaked, each of which is closely packed with cotton, in which are numerous seeds so small that they can scarcely be discerned by ordinary eyes.
Habitat: An annual member of the Scrophulariaceae family growing up to 50cm with tiny ovate
to lanceolate leaves, small, scalloped-edged, white flowers growing from the axil displaying yellow spots and red veins.
Sepals external oblong-ovate
, suborbicular e ovate
, obliquely placed with well-developed sword-shaped peritreme with anterior margin a little concave, evaporatoria very well-defined; membrane of hemelytra almost equal to tip of abdomen.
, polished brass guard adds finger protection, not to mention adding a nice accent to the overall look of the knife.
The Leaves comprise of basal cluster rectangular to ovate
ranging from 3 to 15 cm in length.
Perithecia brown to black, ostiolate, small, subglobose or ovate
, basal oval or pointed 100130 x 90-110 [micro]m, attached to substratum with black rhizoids.
The leaves are ovate
and is about 7 to 12 centimeters long, with coarsely toothed margins.
2 cm long, terete in cross-section, with a pair of glands at base of petiole, glabrous, covered with a dense clusters of scales (more evident when dry); blade ovate
to elliptic, 9-27 x 5-12 cm, coriaceous, green adaxially, light green abaxially, apex acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, sometimes oblique, margin with scattered small teeth, glabrous adaxially, glabrate and with minute punctations abaxially, 4-5 pairs of main lateral veins, higher order of venation only evident abaxially.