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decumbent

(of stems) lying on the ground and growing upwards only at the tip.
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Caption: Figure 1-(A) Ipomoea brasiliana is a decumbent upright shrub up to 1-5m in height, with oblong or oval- circular leaves, solitary purple or lilac flowers, Municipality of Sertania, Pernambuco, Brazil.
Elytra approximately twice as long as pronotum (not including anterior pronotal projection); surface finely rugose; punctation confused, dual and dense, consisting of shallow punctures; the smallest punctures bearing decumbent bristles and the largest ones without conspicuous seta (Fig.
Some bottom areas are largely covered with numerous dark, sediment-laden, leathery, decumbent blades of L.
It is a perennial herb with a strong well developed rhizome bearing decumbent flowering sterns, each with 1-4 blue flowers, growing along sub-alpine Himalayas at an altitude of 1500-3000 m (The Wealth of India 2000).
Plants erect herbs, sometimes decumbent (8) or sprawling 8a.
In the latter cases, the stalks of the herbs were not typically visible above soil level, but when they were visible they were small, decumbent and rhizomatous.
They attributed these morphology differences (a tall variety with decumbent leaves--'traditional' architecture; the simple hybrid with low height and upright leaves--'modern' architecture) to plants which were conditioned to different spacing.
Tanzania (Panicum maximum), Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), Pangola grass (Digitaria decumbent)s, Finger grass (Digitaria swazilandensis), Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) and Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) and were tested by applying randomized complete block design (RCBD).
Integument: Body surface dull, roughly punctate, and not conspicuously tuberculate; antennal segments I to III densely tuberculate; antennal segments I to IV, legs, and abdominal sterna clothed with short semidecumbent to decumbent silvery bristlelike setae; femora not tuberculate.
Antenna except distiflagellomere with scattered semierect setae, distiflagellomere with abundant, short, decumbent setae.
Some Italian and Argentine plantings can withstand strong winds without problems, due to caper bush decumbent architecture and the coriaceous consistency of the leaves in some populations.