- (of leaves) overlapping, with the upper part of each leaf covering the base of the leaf above it.
Origin of incubous
Examples from the Web for incubous
Historical Examples of incubous
Leaves small, incubous, palmately 2–4-cleft or -parted; underleaves similar, often smaller.
Leaves large, complicate-bilobed, incubous; lower lobe small, bearing root-hairs; underleaves none.
Incubous, with tip of one leaf lying flat over the base of the next above.The Elements of Botany
- (of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf lies above the lower margin of the next leaf alongCompare succubous