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- adj. Having, or affected with, tubercles.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having tubercles; affected with, tubercles; tuberculate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In bot., zoöl., and pathology, tuberculate; provided with or affected by tubercles.
In the core area there have been recorded 34 species of frogs and toads, 3 worm-salamanders, 15 lizards, 10 snakes, yellow-footed tortoise (VU) which lives there year-round, 6 freshwater turtles including six tubercled river turtle (VU), yellow-spotted river turtle (VU) and South American river turtle and at least two caimans, black and yellow.
There are 25 species of amphibians and 42 species of reptiles, a comparatively small number for the Amazon Basin, but the yellow-spotted river turtle (VU), six-tubercled river turtle (VU) and South American river turtle are found as are the yellow-footed tortoise (VU), black and yellow caiman.
Threatened reptiles are terrestrial yellow-footed tortoise Geochelone denticulata (VU), ten freshwater turtles including the six tubercled river turtle Podocnemis sextuberculata (VU), yellow-spotted river turtle P. unifilis (VU) and South American river turtle P. expansa.
The grain is oblong, obtusely trigonous, broadly and shallowly grooved dorsally with concentric minute tubercled ridges covered with a loose pericarp.
The _second glume_ is broadly ovate-lanceolate, concave, acuminate, short awned, 5-nerved with two partial nerves one on each side of the central nerve (7 - to 9-nerved at the tip), hairs on nerves, a few tubercled.
-- This is another small, tubercled species, which, like the preceding, is a native of
-- Stem robust, glaucous-green; ridges about eight, broad, prominent, obscurely tubercled; spines in bundles of nine, radiating, straight, less than 1 in. long, and pale yellow.
-- A short, dumpy plant, with numerous tubercled ridges, bearing bunches of dark brown hair-like spines, which form a close network about the stem.
-- Stem erect, cylindrical, even below, channelled and tubercled above, about 2 in. in diameter.
The botanist who founded the genus gives the following general description of its members: Stems tall, erect, thick, simple or branched, fleshy, ridged; the ridges regular, slightly tubercled, and placed closely together.
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