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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.
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.
As discussed in the next two paragraphs, Clarke and Merlin failed to distinguish the large stalked glandular hairs ("capitate glands") which predominate in the inflorescence from the much smaller but quite numerous small more or less stalkless glands which predominate on the foliage.