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Synonyms for spatulate

(of a leaf shape) having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base

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5 cm long, softly cuspidate; basal leaves almost sessile, spathulate and flat, denticulate to incise-dentate, cauline ones stem-clasping .
Herbs; leaves orbicular to spathulate Pachylaena 45b.
Lateral teeth progressively decreasing in size from first to last, but not markedly so; one specimen with 3 pairs of laterals per row, another with four; cusp elongate-trigonal to spathulate, bearing coarse lateral denticles on both margins (3-6).
Leaves rosulate; sessile to pseudopetiolate; blades entire to lyrate, lanceolate, elliptical, obovate to spathulate, pinnately veined, margin entire to runcinate, glabrous to glabrescent above, densely pubescent beneath.
Flowers spreading at 30[degrees]-45[degrees] from the axis at anthesis, each with a 3-7 x 2 mm pedicel, opening during the day; sepals elliptic, broadly acute to obtuse, cucculate, 23-26 mm long, basally connate for 10-12 mm, thin, nerved, glabrous, yellow; corolla erect, spreading at the apex; petals spathulate, acute, 26-28 mm long, conglutinated into a tube for 20 mm, naked, yellow.
Marginals numerous and slender, cusps of inner ones recurved and coarsely pectinate, outer ones spathulate distally with a feathered edge.
Leaves alternate, mostly clustered at stem apex; petiolate, petioles clasping; blades oblanceolate to spathulate, pinnately veined, margin entire, partially revolute, glabrous, rarely puberulent beneath.
Flowers subsessile, the lower ones pendulous-secund, corolla yellow; sepals free, 6 mm long, extended 3 mm wide, obovate, asymmetrical, the adaxial ones carinate, obtuse, adaxially glabrous, abaxially densely covered with ferrugineous trichomes, brown to yellow; petals 7 mm long, yellow, spathulate, acute, the blade spreading with recurving apex; stamens basally adnate to the petals; filaments 2-3 mm long, flat, white; anthers sagittate and closely arranged arround the stigma, 1 mm long, yellow; ovary 1.
Rachidian present, with a relatively short, broad cusp, one quarter to one third length of base-plate; remaining teeth (laterals and marginals), elongate and slender, progressively (slowly) increasing in size, those in middle of lateromarginal series largest, then decreasing in size somewhat more rapidly toward edge of radula, the outermost tooth being minute; inner teeth claw-like, with a relatively short, weakly curved, broadly acuminate cusp; larger teeth in middle of lateromarginal series with a flatter, more elongate cusp, but lacking an enlarged quadrate base-plate; those peripheral to this becoming spathulate, with a rounded tip and anteriorly acuminate base-plate.
Leaves pinnately veined, margin entire to runcinate, glabrous to pubescent; basal leaves rosulate; pseudopetiolate; blades elliptic, obovate, oblanceolate to spathulate, entire to pinnatisect; upper leaves alternate, reduced to bracts; sessile to clasping.