Succubous
Succubous Suc"cu*bous, a. [See {Succuba}.] (Bot.) Having the leaves so placed that the upper part of each one is covered by the base of the next higher leaf, as in hepatic mosses of the genus {Plagiochila}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Succubous — The term succubous is used to describe the way in which the leaves of a leafy liverwort are attached to the stem. If you were to look down from above (dorsal side) on a liverwort where the leaf attachment is succubous , the lower edge of each… …   Wikipedia

  • succubous — ˈsəkyəbəs adjective Etymology: Latin succubare to lie under + English ous 1. of leaves : being so arranged that the posterior margin of each overlaps the anterior margin of the next older 2. : having succubous leaves succubous liverworts compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • succubous — /suk yeuh beuhs/, adj. Bot. (of leaves) overlapping, with the base of each leaf covering part of that under it. Cf. incubous. [1855 60; < L succub(are) to lie under (see SUCCUBA) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • succubous — adjective Describing an arrangement of leaves such that the upper part of each one is covered by the base of the next higher one …   Wiktionary

  • succubous —   Arrangement in which a leaflet partially shields the one below (the next proximal leaflet) when viewed from above (adaxially), e.g. as in Encephalartos turneri.   Cf. incubous …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • succubous — suc·cu·bous …   English syllables

  • Incubous — In cu*bous, a. [From L. incubare to lie on.] (Bot.) Having the leaves so placed that the upper part of each one covers the base of the leaf next above it, as in hepatic mosses of the genus {Frullania}. See {Succubous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jungermanniaceae — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: M …   Wikipedia

  • Incubous — The term incubous is used to describe the way in which the leaves of a leafy liverwort are attached to the stem. If you were to look down from above (dorsal side) on a liverwort where the leaf attachment is incubous , the upper edge of each leaf… …   Wikipedia

  • incubous — /in kyeuh beuhs, ing /, adj. (of leaves) overlapping, with the upper part of each leaf covering the base of the leaf above it. Cf. succubous. [1855 60; < L incub(are) to lie upon (see INCUBATE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

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