underleaf

underleaf

(ˈʌndəˌliːf)
n
(Botany) (in liverworts) any of the leaves forming a row on the underside of the stem: usually smaller than the two rows of lateral leaves and sometimes absent
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Underleaf cells very different from leaf cells (except in M.
Lucca A grace of green, the underleaf of olive, the birdsong's cradling.
the underleaf spots of Vriesea fenestralis will appear time and again.
For more information contact: The Stag and Hen Company, 15 Underleaf Way, Peasedown, St John, Bath, BA2 8SR Tel: 08707 606605 E-mail: contactus@thestagandhencompany.
Mary is growing several different Hedychiums herself, including one type with bronze underleaf.
The flowers are tiny but with its red stems and red underleaf it is an attractive plant.
Januaries, Nature greets our eyes exactly as she must have greeted theirs: every square inch filling in with foliage - big leaves, little leaves, and giant leaves, blue, blue-green, and olive, with occasional lighter veins and edges, or a satin underleaf turned over; monster ferns in silver-gray relief, and flowers, too, like giant water lilies up in the air - up, rather, in the leaves - purple, yellow, two yellows, pink, rust red and greenish white; solid but airy; fresh as if just finished and taken off the frame.
Dorsal margin of the leaf with a sharp tooth; underleaf lamina with at least one large tooth on either side .
Dorsal margin of the leaf denticulate, and short-ciliate or with several teeth near the base; underleaf lamina usually with a lateral tooth on either side .
Branch appendages: first branch underleaf divided to the base into a lanceolate, bifid segment and a saccate segment, first leaf transformed into two saccate lobules.
Branch appendages: first branch underleaf divided to the base into a lanceolate segment and a saccate segment, first leaf transformed into two saccate lobules.