stalkless


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Adj.1.stalkless - attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk; "sessile flowers"; "the shell of a sessile barnacle is attached directly to a substrate"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
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The nearer ground was strewn with glaciated boulders and supported nothing but a stunted Alpine vegetation of compact clustering stems and stalkless flowers.
Modern crinoids, e.g., stalkless comatulids or stalked isocrinids, spread their arms while feeding as a flat or parabolic filter fan oriented perpendicularly to the prevailing currents and with the ambulacral grooves directed down-current (Meyer 1979).
The oak found in most of Europe is the sessile oak (Quercus petraea), and differs from the English oak (Quercus robur) by having stalkless acorns.