suffruticose


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suffruticose

(of plants, particularly shrubs) having a permanent woody base, and upper branches that die back after flowering.
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Most of the species are herbaceous, perennial, highly-branched, and suffruticose at the base with stems arising from a woody tap root.
But the most typical plants of the cold deserts are the suffruticose plants.
Fruticose and suffruticose saline vegetation developed throughout infra-mesomediterranean and thermo-mesotemperate thermotype territories in areas influenced by sea tides.