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 (vûr′tĭ-sĭl′ĭt, -āt′) also ver·ti·cil·lat·ed (-sĭl′ā′tĭd)
Arranged in or forming whorls or a whorl.

ver′ti·cil′late·ly adv.
ver′ti·cil·la′tion n.


(vɜːˈtɪsɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt; ˌvɜːtɪˈsɪleɪt) or


(Biology) biology having or arranged in whorls or verticils
verˈticillately adv
verˌticilˈlation n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verticillate - forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)verticillate - forming one or more whorls (especially a whorl of leaves around a stem)
cyclic - forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl; "cyclic petals"; "cyclic flowers"
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Leaves opposite, rarely verticillate or alternate, composite, 2-3-foliolate, ternate, pinnate, bipinnate or digitate, rarely simple, entire, crenate or serrate, venation pinnatinerved to palmatinerved; in lianas terminal leaflet can be substituted by tendril (simple, bifid, trifid or multifid).
Microscopic observation (1000x) revealed conidiophores arise from aerial hyphae, have rough wall, bore verticillate short branches with whorls of 2-4 phialides.
Repeat PFA slide cultures from subcultures displaying a more typical macroscopic structure yielded complex fruiting heads with verticillate conidiophores and divergent phialides, typical for P.