terminal facet

  Flat surface on the apex of sporophylls that have raised bullae (Melville, 1957).

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  • terminal —   Arising from or positioned at the tip, e.g. used in reference to the most distal leaflets on a cycad leaf; apical.   See also terminal facet.   Cf. basal, median …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • facet —   Flattened terminal, median, or lateral section of a sporophyll bulla defined by ridges (Melville, 1957).   See also latero sagittal ridge, medio sagittal ridge, sagittal ridge …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • lateral facet —   , lateral angle.   Side surfaces of sporophyll bullae (Melville, 1957).   Cf. median facet, terminal facet …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • median facet —   Flat, angled surface above the terminal facet of a sporophyll bulla (Melville, 1957).   Cf. lateral facet …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • alate —   , aliferous   Winged, e.g. the thin appendage of tissue below the terminal facet of Encephalartos pterogonus microsporophylls or Macrozamia douglasii megasporophylls …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • face —   Colloquial for the terminal facet of a sporophyll bulla …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • fringed —   In cycads, a margin of tissue protruding from the terminal facet of the sporophylls, e.g. Encephalartos villosus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • gonas —   Latin, meaning ‘seed’, e.g. the root word of the second part of the specific epithet of Encephalartos pterogonus, though technically referring to seeds, the epithet actually refers to the distinctive wing like and toothed appendages below the… …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • lip —   Colloquial, in cycads, a margin of tissue protruding from the terminal facet of the sporophylls, e.g. as in Encephalartos villosus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • medio-lateral ridge —   Line, sometimes more distinct than others, forming the lower edge of the terminal facet of Encephalartos sporophyll bullae (Melville, 1957).   Cf. latero sagittal ridge, medio lateral ridge, sagittal ridge …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

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