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Definition of Pubescent : Trichomes on plants are epidermal outgrowths of various kinds. The terms emergences or prickles refer to outgrowths that involve more than the epidermis.

A common type of trichome is a hair. Plant hairs may be unicellular or multicellular, branched or unbranched. Multicellular hairs may have one or several layers of cells. Branched hairs can be dendritic (tree-like), tufted, or stellate (star-shaped).,

A common type of trichome is the scale or peltate hair: a plate or shield-shaped cluster of cells attached directly to the surface or borne on a stalk of some kind.

Any of the various types of hairs may be glandular.

In describing the surface appearance of plant organs, such as stems and leaves, many terms are used in reference to the presence, form, and appearance of trichomes. The most basic terms used are glabrous—lacking hairs— and pubescent—having hairs.

Pages with Pubescent in the Description:

Evening Primrose Oenothera biennis Onagraceae
Korean Spice Viburnum Viburnum carlesii Caprifoliaceae
Deptford Pink Dianthus armeria Caryophyllaceae
White Campion Silene pratensis Caryophyllaceae
Deptford Pink Dianthus armeria Caryophyllaceae
Mexican Primrose Oenothera speciosus (berlandieri) 'Rosea Onagraceae
Pink Lady's Slipper Cypripedium acaule Orchidaceae
Loquat Eriobotrya japonica Rosaceae
Crab Apple Malus sylvestris Rosaceae
Garden Strawberry Fragaria × ananassa Rosaceae
American Beautyberry Callicarpa americana Verbenaceae

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