caudex

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caudex

An obsolete anatomic term for a stem or stem-like structure.
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Compared with the long growth cycle required for harvesting the roots, annual recovery of PN caudexes and leaves could be a feasible alternative source of saponins.
Total saponins were extracted and purified from the caudexes and leaves of P.
The fusiform caudexes were found to support one to several stems but no stolons or other asexual vegetative structures were observed.