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Depressed   [ Botany  ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     

1)

Low in proportion to diameter. flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces, so it is wider than it is high.  

2)

Having the central portion lower than the margin.  
     
Left: Thelocactus phymatothelos a plant with a depressed stem (the vertical diameter is much shorter than the transverse diameter)
     

 

 

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