caudex

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caudex

An obsolete anatomic term for a stem or stem-like structure.
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As the factors that promote development of multiple caudices in this species are unknown, no direct conclusions can be made regarding the paucity of multiple rosette genets on the currently climbed cliffs.
The present results indicate that once Alsophila setosa is established in the vegetation, the type of forest exerts little influence on the average richness of epiphytes on the caudices. The average richness of similar epiphytic ferns on A.