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liana

a climbing, tropical plant with a ropelike stem.
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Vining and lianoid species of Piper, Aristolochia, Gnetum, and other genera have extremely tall rays, which can be measured in centimeters rather than microns.
For example, the calamoid palms, identified as an early branch of the palm clade in molecular trees, have xylem adapted to particular niches, such as lianoid growth forms, that relate to major reconfiguration of their xylem.
Some within-forest populations may become scandent and/ or lianoid to reach the higher light intensities of the canopy (most common in Satyria).