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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It is characterized by large pinnate-pinnatisect leaves, sparse narrowly triangular petiole scales and caducous membranous indusia.
2006a) cite two references when discussing parthenocarpy in which the cross-breeding of caducous and persistent varieties is discussed (Saleeb 1965; Storey 1975).
Caducous stipules, not seen; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, adaxial surface glabrous, abaxial surface glabrous throughout domatia when present, of pouch to pit type.