Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, lanceolate and very slender; narrow and parallel-sided in the middle, and tapering to a slender base and an acute tip.
“Pinnæ linear-lanceolate, scythe-shaped, auricled on the upper side, and with bristly teeth; fertile pinnæ contracted toward the top, bearing two rows of sori, which soon become confluent and cover the entire surface.”
“Fronds upright, eight to eighteen inches high, linear-lanceolate, the fertile ones much taller, and pinnate.”
“Fronds linear-lanceolate, short-stalked and rigid, eight to fifteen inches long.”
“Pinnæ horizontal or slightly recurved, linear-lanceolate and deeply pinnatifid.”
“The other species which yield buchu are _B. serratifolia_, having linear-lanceolate sharply serrulate leaves, and _B. betulina_, the leaves of which are cuneate-obovate, with denticulate margins.”
“The _leaf-blade_ is linear-lanceolate, acuminate, flat when mature and convolute when young, glabrous, 1 to 12 inches long and 1/6 to 1/3 inch broad, the margin is very closely and finely serrate, the midrib is prominent with three or four main veins on each side.”
“The _leaf-blade_ is narrowly linear-lanceolate, flat, finely acuminate, glabrous or very minutely scabrid with a stout midrib; margin is minutely serrate and with tubercle-based hairs near the base.”
“The _leaf-blade_ is narrow, linear-lanceolate, flat, base contracted, flaccid, acuminate, rounded at the base, glabrous or sparsely hairy on both the surfaces; the topmost leaf is often reduced to an inflated sheath enclosing the inflorescence partially.”
“The _second glume_ is longer than the first, linear-lanceolate, acute, occasionally 2-toothed and apiculate, 1-veined about 1/4 inch long and with a smooth keel.”
“The _leaf-blade_ is linear-lanceolate or linear, tapering to a fine point, glabrous, flaccid, margins finely serrulate and glandular, base rounded, varying in length from 1/2 to 10 inches and in breadth 3/16 to”
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