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Superimposed [ Botany ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  The adjective superimposed is used in botany to indicate plant parts placed one over another without integration, with one layer on top of another.  

For example: superimposed whorl of petals,  superimposed radial spines, superimposed cladodes of Opuntia.

 

 

Left: Spine cluster of Epithelantha bokei, with several superimposed series of radial spines.
To superimpose  [ Transitive & intransitive verb]
(past and past participle superimposed, present participle superimposing, 3rd person present singular superimposes)
     
  To lay or add (something) on or over something else.
 
 

 

 

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