pappose


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pap·pus

 (păp′əs)
n. pl. pap·pi (păp′ī)
A modified calyx, composed of scales, bristles, or featherlike hairs, in plants of the composite family, such as the dandelion and the thistle.

[Latin, old man, down on certain seeds, from Greek pappos; see papa in Indo-European roots.]

pap′pose (-ōs) adj.
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Adj.1.pappose - (of plants such as dandelions and thistles) having pappi or tufts of featherlike hairs or delicate bristles
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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The antennules have aesthetascs and simple plumose and pappose setae; the antennae have simple, plumose and pappose setae.
Maxilla 1, inner plate with more than two apical pappose setae; outer plate narrow with setal-teeth in 8/3 crown arrangement, setal-teeth large, ST6 and ST7 slender, ST7 slightly displaced from ST6; palp large, with apical robust setae.
Elaphandra is characterized by the technical characters of opposite, eglandular leaves; by sterile ray florets (when present); by ovate, eglandular anther appendages, these commonly black though sometimes tan within or distally; by erect or laxly recurved (not strongly coiled), papillose style branches; and by weakly pappose, rostrate (necked) cypselae, these without elaiosomes and without obvious carpopodia.