Rhizomes brown to greenish, not rugose, lacking whitish wax-like deposits; rhizomes scales ovate, with a short acuminate apex, clathrate, dark brown, shiny, margins hyaline broad and entire, completely imbricate
and covering the rhizome surfaces; laminae pinnatisect, papyraceous; medial segments adnate; rhachises, costae, laminar tissue, and veins glabrescent, with short hyaline hairs, up to 0.
Corolla 4 (-5)-merous, imbricate
, connate, with well-developed tube.
Small, valve convex, nearly orthocline; auricles incomplete, set-off from body by deep sulci; anterior auricle with eight flatly rounded costae, posterior auricle with nine to 10 smaller, flatly rounded costae; body with 40 broadly rounded, nearly equal-sized costae separated by narrower interfaces; costae increase by intercalation; costae crossed by numerous low, imbricate
lamellae on anterior portion of valve; umbonal angle 98 degrees; right valve and interior features not observed.
glabrous), scape bracts suberect-ascending and not imbricate
Such links serve to imbricate
the specific and the general, as Burns's comment suggests, and to position the artist within the broader cultural framework implied by his notion of "I/we.
4 cm wide, longer than the leaves, subglabrous, erect, green; peduncle-bracts with an attenuate recurved apex, the lower ones foliaceous, 10-15 cm long, imbricate
, green, subcoriaceous, the upper ones ca.
35 mm in diameter, castaneous toward the base, sparsely brown lepidote; scape bracts distinctly exceeding the internodes, imbricate
, completely covering the scape, coriaceous, completely covered by a dense layer of pale castaneous (toward the base) to white (toward the apex) trichomes, stramineous, distinctly nerved, castaneous toward the base and paler near the apex, the basal ones subfoliaceous, suberect toward the apex, coarsely spinose near the apex, spines prevailing retrorse-uncinate, dark brown to blackish, 2-3 mm long, the upper scape bracts lanceolate, apex acute and distinctly mucronate, 13-18 x 4-6 cm, erect, subentire to irregularly spinose at apex, spines membranaceous, irregularly surrounding the base of the inflorescence and equaling ca.
5 cm, acuminate, ending in a subrigid spine, densely imbricate
and completely enfolding the scape, distinctly exceeding the internodes, entire, paleaceous, densely white-lepidote outside, glabrous and wine colored inside.
2 sterile bracts; floral bracts suborbicular, 35-40 x 42-43 mm, apex obtuse-emarginate, pale-castaneous-yellow except for the wine colored apex and apical margins, glabrous, almost completely enfolding the sepals and equaling 2/3 of its length, strongly convex and slightly gibbous, irregularly longitudinally sulcate at near the basal margins, ecarinate or the basal ones obtusely if at all carinate, the upper ones densely imbricate
7-13 cm long, 13-16 mm wide, white or pale green, abaxial sparsely glandular, naked, broadly rounded and then obtuse, strongly involute at 2/3 from base, imbricate
and incurving toward the apex showing the anthers and stigma below it, recurved at apex; stamens to 13 cm long, equal in length; filaments slender, subterate, hyalin-whithish; anthers ca.
broadly ovate and acuminate), floral bracts imbricate
at least at early anthesis (vs.
Peduncle 5-7 cm long, curved, slender, covered by few imbricate
peduncle bracts, the lower ones leaf-like, with long erect blades, the upper ones red, with elliptic sheats and narrowly acuminate blades.
Scape erect, 25 cm x 5 mm, sparsely punctate-lepidote; scape bracts erect, imbricate
, the lowest with a narrowly triangular, attenuate blade, the upper elliptic and apiculate, green (the lowest) to reddish (the upper), all exceeding the internodes, thin coriaceous, nerved.
A second layer of suture is then placed to imbricate
over the initial layer of closure.
Cells posterior to the mounds were imbricate
and brachylamellate, with 1--2 pm long denticles extending from their apical edges.