caducous


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caducous

[′kad·ə·kəs]
(botany)
Lasting on a plant only a short time before falling off.
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During the GTs final developmental stages, the vacuoles in some of the glandular cells increase in size and their protoplasts darkens; these changes are soon seen in neighboring cells, culminating in the cessation of synthesis activities and in GTs death that are caducous.
Leaves odd pinnate (-trifoliolate), petioled; leaflets paired, alternate, or irregularly arranged, entire; stipules free, persistent or caducous.
Leaves pinnate, caducous or marcescent, sheath, petiole and rachis spiny and covered with an appressed hairy-scaly indument, blade irregularly divided in multifold or single and multifold segments intermixed, with a white indument abaxially, plication reduplicate.
Caducous stipules, not seen; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, adaxial surface glabrous, abaxial surface glabrous throughout domatia when present, of pouch to pit type.