monopodium


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monopodium

a structure, such as a tree trunk, that has increased in length by apical growth.
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In this latter evolutionary line the principal cauloids of the plant body became transformed into a monopodium by the sympodial method, and thus a true stem evolved.
For Pre-5 specimen, the effect of confining pressure was negligible and the stress was on monopodium. Besides, the specimen was likely to be damaged along the cross section.