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Papyraceous   [ Botany ]

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Synonym: Papery, Chartaceous  or Paper-like
     
  The word papyraceous  means of the consistency of paper; like paper, chartaceous.  
     
In botany usually refers to leaves, spine or other part of a plant that are papery .



 

Left: Papyraceous spines of the cactus  Toumeya papyracantha

 

 

(from the Latin adjective “papyraceus”“made of papyrus”)




 

 

 

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