In habit it is like that of the tea, but the buds are covered with imbricate scales.
Calyx 5-parted, valvate in the staminate flowers, imbricate in the pistillate.
The imbricate and the convolute modes sometimes vary one into the other, especially in the corolla.
Head large, covered with small rather unequal not imbricate scales.
Spikelets are narrowly lanceolate, closely appressed and imbricate, 1/6 inch long excluding the awn and very variable.
The tail round, tapering, with imbricate rhombic seales, with the keels forming longitudinal ridges.
Sepals and petals colored alike, in three or more rows of three, imbricate.
Sporocarps sessile beneath the stem; small, floating, pinnately branched, with minute imbricate leaves.
The first and oldest of these varieties is generally called Scale or imbricate armour.
Scales smooth, ovate, imbricate, those of the belly 6-sided.
1704 (implied in imbricated), from Latin imbricatus "covered with tiles," past participle of imbricare "to cover with rain tiles" (see imbrication). As an adjective from 1650s. Related: Imbricated; imbricating.
imbricate im·bri·cate (ĭm'brĭ-kāt') or im·bri·cat·ed (ĭm'brĭ-kā'tĭd)
Having the edges overlapping in a regular arrangement like roof tiles or the scales of a fish.