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excurrent: Branching laterally such that the initial axis retains its prominence over the length of the structure, the succesive orders of branches relatively smaller. See also deliquescent.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] costa excurrent as a short, pointed awn or mucro, covered adaxially with quadrate, papillose cells, abaxially elongate and smooth; [2] costa percurrent or excurrent as a denticulate or spinulose, often flexuose, usually non-decurrent awn, abaxial surface papillose;


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