Incubous
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]

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  • 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 — ˈiŋkyəbəs, ˈink adjective Etymology: Latin incubare to lie upon + English ous more at incubate 1. of leaves : being so arranged that the anterior margin of each overlaps the posterior margin of the next younger 2. : having incubous leaves… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • incubous — adjective Describing an arrangement of leaves such that anterior parts of older leaves overlap the posterior parts of younger ones …   Wiktionary

  • incubous —   Arrangement in which a leaflet partially shields the next distal leaflet when viewed from above (adaxially), e.g. as in Dioon califanoi and Encephalartos hirsutus.   Cf. succubous …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • incubous — in·cu·bous …   English syllables

  • Lejeuneaceae — Taxobox name = Lejeuneaceae image width = 240px image caption = leaf cells of Leucolejeunea xanthocarpa , showing oil bodies regnum = Plantae divisio = Marchantiophyta classis = Jungermanniopsida ordo = Jungermanniales familia = Lejeuneaceae… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Lepidoziaceae — Taxobox name = Lepidoziaceae image width = 240px image caption = Arachniopsis diacantha is an alga like leafy liverwort regnum = Plantae divisio = Marchantiophyta classis = Jungermanniopsida ordo = Jungermanniales familia = Lepidoziaceae… …   Wikipedia

  • Ptilidium californicum — Taxobox name = Pacific Fuzzwort status = G3 status system = TNC regnum = Plantae divisio = Marchantiophyta classis = Jungermanniopsida ordo = Jungermanniales familia = Ptilidiaceae genus = Ptilidium species = P. californicum binomial = Ptilidium… …   Wikipedia

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