Spikelets with linear hairs with a dilated and mucronate
apex mixed with long, yellowish, setiform hairs D.
The species is very similar to Meltripata Bolivar, 1923 but differs by: head distinctly elevated above level of pronotum and frontal ridge barely projecting, and female subgenital plate quadrate with a mucronate
projection on apical margin.
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.
The leaflets are up to 55 pairs per pinna, linear to oblong in shape, 4-15 mm long and 0.50-2.50 mm wide with an asymmetric base, apex acute, and usually mucronate
Leaves oblong, tapering gradually in the upper quarter length into an acute, mucronate
The length of the mucro in mucronate
glumes usually decreases towards the top of the spikelet (Goetghebeur, 1998).
Involucral bracts mucronate
, hairless, obtuse, narrowly thin-margined.
biflora is a glabrous liana, with milky sap, opposite leaves with petioles to 1.5 cm long and laminas oblong to elliptic, to 4-10 x l-5 cm, with an obtuse to acute and decurrent base, and an acuminate to mucronate
Native perennial grasses recorded included (in order of decreasing abundance): Aristida purpurpea (purple threeawn); Leptochloa panacea (mucronate
sprangletop); Muhlenbergia porteri (bush muhly); Bouteloua rothrockii (Rothrock's grama); Dasyochloa pulchella (low woolygrass); Heteropogon contortus (tanglehead); Pleuraphis rigida (big galleta); Aristida ternipes (spidergrass); Bothriochloa barbinodis (cane bluestem); Bouteloua repens (slender grama); Setaria vulpiseta (plains bristlegrass); and Tridens muticus (slim tridens).
Description: Marcescent tree to 15 m tall; leaf ovoid-lanceolate, to oblong/lanceolate 0,8-5(5,8) x 0,6-1,4(1,8) cm, with narrow lamina, short and denticulate to serrate, mucronate
. Glaucous abaxial surface, with a white-greyish pubescence, resultant from high density of stellate, fasciculate and multi-stellate trichomes, adpressed, with short and long rays, the long rays 12-17(19) [micron]m long, the short ones with (<20 [micron]m long), with more than 8 filaments (8-15).
The fruit is a small many-seeded ovoid or subglobulous, slightly mucronate
pink berry of the size and shape of a cherry, becoming blackish when dry and eaten by birds.
Pleurocystidia (12-)15-20(-24)(-28) x (3-)4-6(-8)(-10)(-12) [micro]m, common, but difficult to find, hyaline, bottle shaped, subfusiform, subcylindric or subventricose, with a wide or narrow base, mucronate
or with a short to very long neck up to 28 [micro]m long., sometimes sublageniform, irregularly branched.