flexuous


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Synonyms for flexuous

repeatedly curving in alternate directions

capable of being shaped, bent, or drawn out, as by hammering or pressure

Words related to flexuous

having turns or windings

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bicolor), but lacking the dense, contorted hairs, instead having long, flexuous, twisted hairs not hiding the surface, older branchlets rough, and longer glandular hairs 1.
argentea in the rather laxer, more graceful panicle, with longer, more flexuous, nodding branches, somewhat smaller spikelets, more delicate glumes, and in the longer, very slender staminodes of the fem.
Roots slender, cylindrical, flexuous, whitish, glabrous, 1 mm thick.
Inflorescence laxly paniculate, bipinnate, 25-47 x 15-22 cm, erect, primary bracts broadly ovate, 4045 x 30 mm, greenish to slightly purplish, suberect, distinctly shorter than the stipes, branches 2 to 5 in number (including the terminal one), the lateral ones (10-) 15-28 cm long, suberect, densely to subdensely flowered at anthesis, 6- to 10-flowered, rachis slightly flexuous, 1-2 x 0.
Corolla lobes strongly coiled to flexuous, never stiffly erect; corolla cream-colored, yellowish, or reddish.
Although the strategy of the American radical temperament seeking strategic withdrawal can be traced a century earlier to the premise of Thoreau's "walled-in" hut, Sanders updates it by chronicling an anxious generation that sought strategic interment, an embunkered generation that found consolation and community within the magic space of a private urban zone, willing (indeed needing) to live not within the flexuous tensions of engagement but rather within the energizing logic of retreat and separation.
Terminal hairs branched, delicate and terminating into flexuous ends--
PVY is a member of the family Potyviridae with non-enveloped filamentous flexuous rods virions.
1 cm wide, membranaceous tunic with 1-2 sheaths with no blades or the uppermost with a reduced blade up to 8 cm long, usually with short fibers up to 1 cm long, these curve, straight to flexuous, rhizome with white flesh, the outer part with packs of raphides; foliar sheaths included in the tunic, glabrous to sparsely pilose toward the apex, the trichomes 2-branched; blades (4-)10-50 cm long, 1.
Inflorescence laxly paniculate, broadly pyramidate, tripinnate at base and bipinnate toward the apex, 65-70 cm long, 20-45 cm in diameter at base, erect, rachis white lanate but soon glabrous, dark purple-wine, rugulose, straight to slightly flexuous near the apex, 1-1.
large fronds with lax appearance, thin, flexuous stipes and rachides, wide-angled pinnae [Fig.