decumbent


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decumbent

(of stems) lying on the ground and growing upwards only at the tip.
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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.
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.
Stems decumbent or ascending from base; rachis of raceme with spreading trichomes; Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru L.
Coarse perennial shrub 50-60 cm tall, with numerous stems from base, these basally decumbent, up to > 6 mm thick near base, sparsely covered with reddish brown setae 1,5-2 mm long and densely covered with glochidiate trichomes.
The plant propagates itself by the decumbent branches fallen to the ground and rooting.
A low-growing decumbent cactus found in large mats.
Abdomen unicolor, off-white or off-white with random pattern of white pigment, sparsely covered with decumbent setae; ventral side of abdomen often with a gray to black triangular mark above the spinnerets and two oval markings on each side of the epigynum.