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 (sĕr′yə-lĭt, -lāt′, sĕr′ə-) also ser·ru·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
Having very small sawlike projections on the margin: a serrulate leaf.

[New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula, diminutive of serra, saw.]


(ˈsɛrʊˌleɪt; -lɪt) or


(Botany) (esp of leaves) minutely serrate
[C18: from New Latin serrulātus, from Latin serrula diminutive of serra a saw]
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Adj.1.serrulate - minutely serrated
rough - of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped
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The segment margins are entire, never lobed or serrulate.
All, however, share a characteristic serrulate margin with 8 to 15 (to 21) teeth per cm of leaf margin; the teeth are simple (one order of teeth present), regularly spaced, and possibly glandular.
Evergreen trees, monoecious; leaves spirally arranged, sessile, lanceolate or linearlanceolate, serrulate, 3-7 cm long; pollen cones narrowly oblong in 1-5 terminal fascicles, each with 8-20 cones; ovulate cones globose, ovoid, or cylindric-ovoid, 3-5 cm long and wide, scales sessile, imbricate, leathery; seeds flat, with 2 narrow, lateral wings.
8) golden to dark brown in color, keeled above shoulder, distinctly serrulate at margins (Fig.
Aedeagus flattened, in lateral view concave ventrally, broadening from base to large, curved dorsal process located at about 2/3 length; abruptly narrowed in apical V4 to ventrally curved, acuminate apex; distal third with ventral margin weakly serrulate.
sectio Halochloa Main axis upright (Kutzing) and short; primary Yoshida axes bicuspid to tricuspid; secondary axis always shorter than primary axis; basal leaves retroflex; receptacles flattened or triqueterous with smooth or serrulate margins.
5-2 mm), falcate, apices acuminate, margins narrowly hyaline, finely serrulate, reddish brown with slightly paler marginal areas; laminar tissue rigidly chartaceous, drying to a similar pale olive green on both sides, adaxially glabrous, abaxially with scattered, tiny scales on the veins, the scales 0.
The synapomorphies shared by these three species are entire or sparsely serrulate perigynium beaks (#9, also possessed by C.