Resembling or having the texture of leather: coriaceous leaves
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- These species are easily recognizable small plants having coriaceous leaves and short inflorescences bearing shiny vinaceous to yellowish rewardless flowers with Type 1 pollinarium (bearing tegular stipes).
- Leaves were exstipulate, coriaceous, and hypostomatous, and typically had wavy, glandular margins.
- In addition, the structure of the foliage favors the use of nutrients by a long active life, the retransport of certain nutrients before leaf shedding, and a high polyphenol content and coriaceous nature which reduce herbivory.
late 17th century: from late Latin coriaceus (from Latin corium 'leather') + -ous.
Definition of coriaceous in:
- The US English dictionary