monocarpic


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monocarpic

(of plants) flowering once during life.
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baicalensis, a long-lived perennial monocarpic, has disadvantages such as high risks of dying before reproductive event [44].
Plants such as these that die after only flowering once are called monocarpic.
Gross, "Effects of seed size and growth form on seedling establishment of six monocarpic perennial plants," Journal of Ecology, vol.
Agave, a monocotyledonous and monocarpic plant, is the most important genus with about 166 species [1,2].
As a consequence of the huge reproductive effort, most Agave species (at least in the non-herbaceous taxa) are monocarpic (semelparous), they die shortly after reproduction (Eguiarte et al., 2000; Good-Avila et al., 2006; Rocha et al., 2006).
Between-species patterns of co-variation in plant size, seed size and fecundity in monocarpic herbs.
durangensis have not been established because of several reasons: its high morphological variability (Gentry, 1982; Gonzalez-Elizondo et al., 2009), which has resulted in some authors considering it as a complex of species instead of a taxonomically defined species (Valenzuela-Ruiz et al., 2003); the absence of a particularly close relationship with other members of the section Ditepalae, besides the dimorphic tepals (Gentry, 1982); rarely available flowers, which are the major structures with taxonomic significance, because it is a monocarpic species and the inflorescences stems are eliminated to prepare the plants for manufacture of mescal; few studies focused on the taxonomic aspects of this group.
In recent work, Monocarpic, he combines the abstract with the literal using both form and colour in a sophisticated way that adds layers of emotional and intellectual complexity to the piece.
Predator satiation and recruitment in a mast fruiting monocarpic forest herb.
Like most bamboos, Otatea is monocarpic with mass flowering in cycles that, according to herbarium records, occur in 8-30 year cycles (Guzman et al., 1984; Judziewicz et al., 1999; Ruiz-Sanchez et al., 2011a); populations usually flower for two or three years consecutively and die (Ruiz-Sanchez et al., 2011a).
Since monocarpic or short-lived perennials often depend on seed input for persistence, their dynamics often are vulnerable to seed losses (Louda and Potvin 1995).
Monocarpic flowering of bamboo is considered a genetic characteristic since an entire stand flowers gregariously and simultaneously (Janzen, 1976).