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cernuous: Having the stalk proximally erect and distally recurved, the main body thus oriented outward to downward.See also pendulous (hanging, pendent).[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Peduncles absent or erect, ascending, spreading, horizontal, cernuous, recurved, or deflexed, filiform to capillary to slender. [2] Peduncles recurved to cernuous, curved or sometimes straight, slender, 0.3–1 cm, glandular or 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.