suffrutescent


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suffrutescent

(sŭf′ro͞o-tĕs′ənt) also

suffruticose

(sŭf-ro͞o′tĭ-kōs′)
adj.
Having a stem that is woody only at the base; somewhat shrubby.
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Role of allelopathy, heat, and charred wood in the germination of chaparral herbs and suffrutescents. Journal of Ecology 73:445-458.
350 herbaceous and suffrutescent species with a mostly northern hemisphere distribution, but also reaching the Andes and southern hemisphere (Jordon-Thaden & Koch, 2008).
Capsule loculicidal; perennials, hemicrytophytes, suffrutescent herbs, subshrubs, shrubs; stem apices at least vested by stellate trichomes, or stellate and glandular hairs, stipules not as above, if stem trichomes almost all simple subapically, then hirsute, not appressed, flexible, bent, and also with stipules linear or linear-triangular (W.
The condition of seven woody and subwoody (suffrutescent) species covered with parasites was recorded as either live (1) or dead (0).