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 (păl′māt′, päl′-, pä′māt′) also pal·mat·ed (-mā′tĭd)
1. Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended: palmate antlers; palmate coral.
2. Botany Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point; digitate: a palmate leaf.
3. Zoology Having webbing that connects the three front toes, as the feet of many waterbirds.

pal′mate′ly adv.
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(Botany) botany radiating from a central point
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Adv.1.palmately - in a palmate manner; "palmately cleft"
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LEAF DESCRIPTION: PALMATELY COMPOUND having 5 whorled leaflets, 4" to 5" long and half as wide, leaflets ovate to elliptic with acuminate tips, serrated margins.
The leaves are simple, alternate, and broadly ovate to deltoid, palmately lobed, 20-30 cm long and 10-35 cm leaves with 5-25cm petioles.
Leaves branch alternately from the stalk, palmately compound, light green, mostly with three leaflets, and with long petioles.
Leaf blade broadly ovate or oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, 6-19 cm long; base symmetrical in sympodial leaves, obtuse to rounded, sometimes cordate in monopodial leaves; palmately veined with 3-7 veins; non ciliate and glabrous on both surfaces.
The genus consists of pioneer trees typical of secondary formations or forest gaps that are easily recognized by their palmately lobed leaves and spathes enclosing parts of the inflorescence (Romaniuc Neto et al., 2009).
exhibits stellate hairs and palmately veined leaves with inflorescence structures consisting of bicolor units, valvate sepals, mucilage cavities within cortex & pith and cyclopropanoid oil seed [10,11,35].
It is a showy member of the pea family, with flowers that range from purple to brown in color, palmately compound leaves (i.e.
The plant's leaves are deeply cut and palmately lobed, referring to the leaf's shape resembling a person's hand with the fingers spread out.
digitellata in its palmately branched finger-shaped apices of the laciniae.
Leaves basal, petiole 3-10 cm long; leaf blade suborbicular to reniform in outline, palmately 5(-7)-lobed, sometimes with additional pair of smaller lobes, 1-3 x 1-2.5 cm, cordate to subtruncate at base; lobes broadly ovate, entire, obtuse to subacute at apex; cauline leaves absent or 1, petiolate, much smaller than basal leaves.
The leaves are most picturesque, for they are palmately compound and separated into five or seven leaflets that shape-up into a circular or semi-circular design.
The plant has a deep-growing tap root and large three-lobed palmately compound leaves.