caudex


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caudex

An obsolete anatomic term for a stem or stem-like structure.
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Annual monitoring--To calculate the annual growth rates, plant height was measured from caudex apex to ground level in January 2004, and at intervals of 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 months.
0, the Spearman post correlation test was applied to determine the relationship between number of fertile leaves with the caudex height and phenological events with temperature, photoperiod and precipitation.
The larger the caudex, the more drought tolerant the plant.
setosa in different types of vegetation in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Southern Brazil); the similarity of these epiphytic communities among different sites; the influence of caudex height on species richness and compares the species richness among distinct sites.
The survey of the caudex surface was performed by direct observation of the plants or with the help of binoculars.
Data recorded for genets consisted of caudex class (single or multiple), basal rosette diameter in two directions (the first measured at the widest point, and the second at right angles to the first; d1 and d2, respectively), number of flowering ramets (broken and unbroken), and total inflorescence length/flowering ramet.
However, caudices could not be seen for some densely clustered rosettes, and these plants, treated as multiple caudex genets, may have been separate individuals.
Both have woody caudex, non-rosulate, fleshy basal leaves, dentate cauline leaves, few- to several-flowered racemes, thick fruiting pedicels, frequently pubescent filament bases, confluent nectar glands, similar number of ovules per ovary, thick fruit valves, relatively large seeds (to 2.
Data collected included caudex diameter, leaf numbers and
rossii is clonal and may develop up to 50 ramets united by a single caudex (Spomer and Salisbury 1968).
In all species of Dodecatheon, vegetative reproduction occurs by branching and separation of the caudex and by separation of roots from the caudex (Thompson, 1953).