Definition of Caudex. Meaning of Caudex. Synonyms of Caudex

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Definition of Caudex

Caudex
Caudex Cau"dex, n.; pl. L. Caudices, E. Caudexes. [L.] (Bot.) The stem of a tree., esp. a stem without a branch, as of a palm or a tree fern; also, the perennial rootstock of an herbaceous plant.

Meaning of Caudex from wikipedia

- A caudex (plural: caudices) of a plant is a stem, but the term is also used to mean a rootstock and particularly a basal stem structure from which new...
- Appius Claudius Caudex (flourished 264 BC) was a patrician member of the Claudii. He was the younger brother of Appius Claudius Caecus through his father...
- (3.3–9.8 ft) in height, with pachycaul stems and a stout, swollen basal caudex. The leaves are spirally arranged, clustered toward the tips of the shoots...
- tuberlike woody root (caudex). It is deciduous, losing both stems and leaves, and spends the winter in a dormant state. The large caudex is globose, pastel-white...
- somewhat leathery in appearance. Growth form is squat and fat, with a definite caudex and without much differentiation between trunk and branches. Skin is purple...
- nature, the caudex is usually in shade beneath thicket vegetation, and only the leafy tendrils reach up to the sunlight. Therefore, the caudex is sensitive...
- above ground swollen and thickened caudex with a diameter up to 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in). On the top of the caudex emerge some vine-like stems with green...
- perennial growing to 15 feet 6 inches (4.72 m) with a noticeable expanded caudex, for storing water. The single palm-like stem produces terminal tufts of...
- areas of East and Southern Africa. It produces a distinctively flattened caudex, often with lobes that spread out. The creeping shoots grow throughout most...
- Pachypodium densiflorum grows from a sizeable, fleshy basal caudex. Shoots growing from the caudex are regularly branched and spiny at the youngest parts....
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