moriform

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin mōrus "mulberry" + -form

Adjective[edit]

moriform (comparative more moriform, superlative most moriform)

  1. (botany) Mulberry-like.
    • 1985, Rupert C. Barneby, The Genus Mimosa (Mimosaceae) in Bahia, Brazil: New Taxa and Nomenclatural Adjustments, in Brittonia, vol. 37, no. 2
      A moriform (blackberry-like) capitulum is one in which the flower-buds are longer than the interfloral bracts prior to anthesis; when the buds are concealed prior to anthesis by imbricated bracts or by interlocking bracteal setae the capitulum is termed conelike.