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 (skwăr′ōs′, skwär′-)
adj. Botany
1. Having rough or spreading scalelike processes.
2. Spreading or recurved at the tip: squarrose bracts.

[Latin squarrōsus, scabby.]


(ˈskwærəʊz; ˈskwɒ-)
1. (Biology) biology having a rough surface, caused by the presence of projecting hairs, scales, etc
2. (Botany) botany having or relating to parts that are recurved: squarrose bracts.
[C18: from Latin squarrōsus scabby]
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Leaves when moist obliquely spreading, [+ o -] squarrose. Amazonia Verdoornianthus 45.
Lithophytic rosulated herbs to 1.5 m high; leaves yellowish red, narrowly triangular, squarrose, sheaths lustrous and dark brown on both surfaces, blades glabrous adaxially, densely appressed lepidote and regularly ribbed abaxially; inflorescence terminal; staminate inflorescences twice branched; pistillate inflorescences once or rarely twice branched; staminate flowers white; pistillate flowers white to rose colored, reflexed in anthesis, petals ascendant in anthesis; filaments in the male flowers 3-3.2 mm long, anthers yellow, ca.
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