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Antonyms for antrorse

bent or curved forward or upward

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4 mm wide, flattish or channelled (at least proximally), glabrous, margins with unbranched and 2-branched prickle hairs, the unbranched ones antrorse or retrorse; inner band of leaf sheaths white-hyaline or pale brown, glabrous, the apex slightly concave; ligules 0.
Flowers on pedicels, funnel-shaped calix, with obtuse lobes, densely sericeous outside, densely sericeous inside at base; corolla, yellow when young, later turning red, glabrous outside at base, densely sericeous with long, antrorse hairs, glabrous inside, tube 4.
This species has antrorse hairs at the caryopsis' base that can anchor seeds into soil (see Peart 1979).
Teeth in about 5 rows; 7 teeth along middle, about 17 along posterior margin, but at least one tooth missing; teeth compressed, along margins and anteriorly slender, unicuspid; mediad and caudad slightly coarser and longer, bicuspid, with strong posterior, antrorse cusp, and minor anterior blunt or pointed cusp subdistally.
1 mm wide at base, the basal ones 3-10 mm apart, antrorse (upper ones) to retrorse (basal ones) uncinate; fascicles 7 to 11 in number, polystichously arranged, suberect, sessile, globose-capitate, strobilate, densely rosulate, 12-15 mm long (excluding the petals), 14-17 mm in diameter, 7 to 12-flowered; floral bracts broadly triangular-ovate, acuminate, slightly carinate toward the apex, equaling to slightly shorter than the sepals, but recurved and distinctly exposing them, green, nerved, inconspicuously and sparsely white-lepidote but soon glabrous, 10-13 x 8-10 mm, subdensely spinulose, spines irregularly curved, 0.
Cypringlea is distinguished from them because the perianth bristles are shorter than the achene, smooth or with antrorse to divergent, blunt, inconspicuous protuberances (vs.
5-5 cm in diameter (including floral bracts), floral bracts narrowly ovate, apex acuminate, distinctly canaliculate, navicular, ecarinate, strongly recurved, exceeding the sepals, yellowish-green to orange (when fully exposed), thin in texture, inconspicuously and sparsely white-lepidote near the base to glabrous, glabrous toward the apex, nerved abaxially, 25-35 x 11-15 mm, densely spinose, spines narrowly triangular, the basal ones retrorse the median to apical ones antrorse, uncinate, greenish except for the pale castaneous apex, 0.
Leaf blades ligulate, acute to acuminate, apiculate, 3-6 cm wide, serrate with dark straight to antrorse 2-4 mm long spines, the leaf margins variably punctate-lepidote, grey-green to reddish.