Glossary: areole


a surface area well-defined by bounding veinlets, lines or cracks; used to describe the raised area on the surface of the seeds in the Fabaceae subfamily Mimosoideae; also the area where spines and glochids arise on the stems of Cactaceae.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Glossary details: areole., retrieved 20 March 2018

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