pentastichous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having, or organized in, five straight ranks.
    • Having, or organized in, five straight ranks, given that leaves of an apple tree or a cherry tree.
  • others:
    • In botany, five-ranked: in phyllotaxis, noting that arrangement when the leaves are disposed upon the stem in five vertical rows or ranks, like in the apple-tree, the cones of American larch, etc.
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