The genus, or rather family, of Epeira, is here characterized by many singular forms; some species have pointed coriaceous
shells, others enlarged and spiny tibiae.
It is a shrub with upright stalks, alternate leaves, coriaceous
and pink-lilac inflorescences, which has a fragile physiognomy and low resilience (SALIMENA & SILVA, 2009).
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.
Leaf blade chartaceous, coriaceous
, margin margin revolute plane Number of lateral (5-) 8 to 12 5 to 7 veins on each side Branching, 5 to 6- forked, 5 to 8-forked, axillary position and size axillary to the to the distalmost leaves, of dichasia distalmost leaves, to 5.
5 S Simple leaves, C Compound leaves, H Herbaceous, Co Coriaceous
, F Fleshy, M Membranous, Meg Mcgaphyll (larger than 164,025 [mm.
Mature leaves were considered coriaceous
in texture, free of pubescence and presented a mild fragrance when crushed.
The leaves are stalked, flat, curved, lanceolate, coriaceous
, with pages equally green and shiny, and contain an aromatic oil of a smell akin to peppermint.
2006), and adaptations, such as coriaceous
leaves, thorns and 8trichomes, have emerged to minimize predation events (OliverosBastida, 2008).
Besides, it has apex acuminate, base cordate, margin entire or dentate, sub coriaceous
, fulvous tomentose, 7-nerved at base.
rzedowskii Croat differs in having more coriaceous
blades with broadly concave lateral margins which are truncate to subcordate at the base.
1E) with coriaceous
reticulate sculpture, barely pubescent with sparse and shorter setae in mesopleural triangle.
Basidiomata up to 20 mm wide; exoperidium surface velutinous; mycelial layer ephemerous with age, coriaceous
, forming a cup under the basidioma; endoperidium dark brown Geastrum javanicum 13.