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collateral: In pairs within or immediately straddling the leaf axils, the members of a pair lateral to one another.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] blades oblanceolate to spatulate, 15–30 × 3–8 mm, midnerves and 2 smaller collateral veins evident, (margins crisped )apices acute, often apiculate, faces short-stipitate-glandular, resinous. [2] Phyllaries mostly green, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 4.3–7.6 × 0.7–2 mm, evidently 1-nerved, a pair of collateral nerves often weakly evident, sparsely hairy and/or stipitate-glandular.


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