Glossary: imbricate


  1. overlapping like tiles;
  2. in a flower bud when one sepal or petal is wholly internal and one wholly external and the others overlapping at the edge only.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: imbricate., retrieved 19 March 2018

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