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 (pyo͞o-bĕr′yə-lənt, -bĕr′ə-) also pu·ber·u·lous (-bĕr′yə-ləs, -bĕr′ə-)
Covered with minute hairs or very fine down; finely pubescent.

[Latin pūber, downy, adult + -ulentus, abounding in.]
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(pjʊˈbɛrjʊlənt) or


(Biology) biology covered with very fine down; finely pubescent
[C19: from Latin pūber]
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Adj.1.puberulent - covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
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danaeifolium are found, which can be easily distinguished among them by the puberulent lower surfaces of the pinnae in A.
Additionally, the leaf rachis can also be prickly, the leaflets glabrous to pubescent, the legume 2-4 cm wide, glabrous to puberulent, with the base cuneate to rounded.
Leaves 4-11 cm long; petiole 9-27 mm long; pulvinus 0.7-1.8 mm diam; rachis 0.6-1.8 cm long, extrafloral nectaries 1, ovoid, claviform and fusiform, sessile or shortly stipitate, located between the proximal pair of leaflets, 1.2-1.5 x 0.2-0.7 mm; leaflets 2 pairs, papyraceous, abaxial surface pubescent and adaxial surface puberulent, the distal 30-55 x 15-28 mm, the proximal 14-43 x 7-24 mm, ellipticoblanceolate, lanceolate-elliptic, obovate, ovate, venation brochidodromous, nervures 7-13 pairs, apex emarginate, short mucronate and obtuse, base cuneate, oblique, obtuse, subcordate, margin revolute, ciliated.
2012) Salicornia pacifica Oct Nov Mature seeds pinkish (Khan and Weber 1986, white, puberulent, and Young 200 lj) 0.5-1 mm long.
Leaves widely obovate to widely depressed obovate, widely elliptic to oblate, widely ovate-circular, very widely ovate to widely depressed ovate, length/width ratios 1.2-0.8:1; apices commonly retuse, sometimes rounded; crenate-dentate; leaves when yet unfolded adaxially subglabrous, with minute glandular hairs throughout, pubescent and tomentose over teeth, and puberulent here and there on surface, pubescent from a few teeth apices, tufted on midvein and some secondary veins, when newly unfolded adaxially subglabrate except at apex and base; abaxially pubescent (rays planar), golden-tomentellous, later glabrate, glabrescent, gray trichomes, with primary to fifth order veins raised; white striae (wax?) along veins.
Achenes 1.3-2.5 mm long, ovoid to globose, with obtuse, apiculate apex, irregularly transversely tuberculate and papillate, sometimes the papillae near the base elongate and spinulose; hypogynium narrow, somewhat trigonous, with 6 finely puberulent globose tubercles in distinct pairs.
Infructescence paniculate, elongated, conical, 9,5 cm in the widest portion, with fruiting branchlets 4, 2-5 cm long, minutely puberulent; floral bracts flat in the base of the fruit, 3 mm long, ca.
Leaves alternate, mostly clustered at stem apex; petiolate, petioles clasping; blades oblanceolate to spathulate, pinnately veined, margin entire, partially revolute, glabrous, rarely puberulent beneath.
pomifera (M.Roem.) Mast., with the filaments of the corona much shorter than the petals, puberulent spheroid ovary and golden yellow, villous spheroid fruits; and P.
Adaxial matte surface to subnitid, glabrous or slightly hirtellous on midrib, abaxial surface with the midrib, and sometimes lateral veins as well, most of which are slightly are puberulent or hirtellous and also with coarse, subapressed hairs, very densely tomentose, petiole 0.8-1.5 cm long (Fig.