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Appressed   [ Botany ]
Also given (in other words) as Adpressed.

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

  Pressed flat or close up against a surface but not joined with it.  

(Latin "appressus", past participle of "appremere",   press to )

Especially of plant parts or organ that are pressed closely against a surface (or another organ) without being united to it, frequently for their whole length, as against a stem.
With whorls overlapping against an organ in the direction of the apex, so that their outer surfaces converge gradually, as spines, hairs or leaves on certain plant stems that are parallel or nearly parallel with the surface or axis of origin.





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