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Acicula  (pl. Aciculae)   [ Botany ]

  Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

Adjective: Aciculate - Aciculated - Acicular (Synonym: Needle-like)
     
  A slender, need-shaped or bristle-like part or structure,  as applied to some kinds of foliage, bristles and to spines.  
     
Acicular leaf    [ Botany  - Leaf-shape ]
Synonym: Needle-like leaf
     
  An acicular leaf is a leaf having the shape of a needle; slender, narrow and cylindrical, with a pungent point as in conifers and in onions  
  An acicular leaf of a pine.  
     
 


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