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antrorse: Directed forward or upward, toward the distal end of the context of reference, parallel or at an acute angle to the bearing structure.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] blades or leaflets broadly to narrowly oblong to ovate, ultimate margins entire, faces sparsely to moderately scabrous (hairs white, antrorse, 0 .3–0 .7 mm ), usually gland-dotted as well. [2] Sepals 5.5–6.9 (–9 )mm, mucro 0.9–1.5 (–2 )mm, ratio of mucro/sepal length = 0.13–0.28, outside with 0.3–1.6 mm antrorse ± appressed nonglandular trichomes, inside glabrous.


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.