incubous


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incubous

(ˈɪnkjʊbəs)
adj
(Botany) (of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf lies above the lower margin of the next leaf along. Compare succubous
[C19: from Latin incubare incubate]
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Leaves with a ventral lobule (= small or large fold or sac appressed to the leaf, on the ventral side of leaf), incubous Porellales: Key 11 4.
Leaves incubous with a very short, subtransverse insertion, divided into a large dorsal lobe, a smaller ventral lobule, and a small stylus between lobule and stem.