incubous

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The leaves of Calypogeia are incubous.

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incubous (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Describing an arrangement of leaves such that distal (anterior) parts of older leaves overlap the proximal (posterior) parts of younger ones.
    • 1966, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume I, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, OCLC 896653355, page 482:
      If the apical cell is slightly postically displaced, an incubous orientation of the leaf rudiments ensues []

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