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 (pyo͞o-bĕr′yə-lənt, -bĕr′ə-) also pu·ber·u·lous (-bĕr′yə-ləs, -bĕr′ə-)
Covered with minute hairs or very fine down; finely pubescent.

[Latin pūber, downy, adult + -ulentus, abounding in.]


(pjʊˈbɛrjʊlənt) or


(Biology) biology covered with very fine down; finely pubescent
[C19: from Latin pūber]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puberulent - covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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5 mm long; rachis 4-8 mm long; leaflets discolorous, 2 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface puberulous, abaxial surface villose, ovate to elliptic, 13-32 X 6-15 mm, apex rounded to acute, base oblique, venation penninervous.
Species similar to Psittacanthus lasianthus, from which it differs by the sympodial, densely puberulous, three-angled stems, ternate leaves, terminal dichasia, perfoliate bracts, a neck-bearing, not inflated corolla densely laciniate on its outer surface and a triangular, ligule on the inside of each petal, a ring-like nectary, and a micropapillose stigma versus percurrent, glabrous, circular stems, paired leaves, axillary dichasia, not perfoliate bracts, a neck-lacking, inflated corolla without laciniae on its outer surface and a finger-like ligule on the inside of each petal, a 4-lobed nectary, and a smooth stigma in P.