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peltate leaf


Having a flat circular structure attached to a stalk near the center, rather than at or near the margin; shield-shaped: the peltate leaf of the nasturtium.

[Latin peltātus, armed with a small shield, from Latin pelta, small shield, from Greek peltē; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

pel′tate′ly adv.
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(Botany) (of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface
[C18: from Latin peltātus equipped with a pelta, a small shield; see peltast]
ˈpeltately adv
pelˈtation n
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(ˈpɛl teɪt)

shield-shaped, esp. as a circular leaf having the stalk attached at the middle of its lower surface..
[1745–55; < Latin peltātus=pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + -ātus -ate1]
pel′tate•ly, adv.
pel•ta′tion, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.peltate - (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example)
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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Peltate, capitate acicular and flagelliform trichome types were found by Jurisic Grubesic et al.
a) Natural meadow, b) apical section of horizontal rhizome, c) vertical stem, d) inflorescence partly wrapped by leaf sheaths, e) inflorescence with two flowers, four peltate stigmas are seen between the two reniform anthers of the distal flower, f-g) infructescence with curved stalk, h-i) infructescence with ovoid fruits without pedicle.
For example, peltate trichomes which have uniform morphology, capitate glandular, and nonglandular trichomes have been reported in the family [17].
Rhizomes long creeping, covered with membranous ovate-apiculate scales; rhizome scales comose in distinct grades on dorsal surface, bicolorous with a dark central streak of sclerotic cells and pale margins, which are denticulate to erose; blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, basally pinnatisect and lobed to pinnatifid distally, with proximal lobe free; laminar scales scattered on abaxial surface and glabrescent on adaxial surface, with round to ovate scales with apiculate or caudate apices, center obscure brown, margins pale brown, fimbriate to ciliate; midribs and secondary veins not visible; sori oblong, with orbicular, peltate scales similar to those in the lamina; spores bilateral, abortive, prominently verrucate.
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As in most Lamiaceae species two type of glandular trichome peltate and capitate are distributed on surface of the Basil leaves and stems to secrete essential oils and other flavor compounds (Klimankova et al.
The dorsal surface of the weevil is covered with numerous shallow depressions or punctures as well as yellow peltate scales.
Differential production of meta hydroxylated phenylpropanoids in sweet basil peltate glandular trichomes and leaves is controlled by the activities of specific acyltransferases and hydroxylases.
Pichersky, "Differential production of meta hydroxylated phenylpropanoids in sweet basil peltate glandular trichomes and leaves is controlled by the activities of specific acyltransferases and hydroxylases," Plant Physiology, vol.