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caudex

[′kȯ‚deks]
(botany)
The main axis of a plant, including stem and roots.
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The fusiform caudexes were found to support one to several stems but no stolons or other asexual vegetative structures were observed.
Total saponins extracted from the caudexes and leaves of Panax notoginseng (SCLPN) have been used in the clinic for improving mental function, treating insomnia, and alleviating anxiety.
Compared with the long growth cycle required for harvesting the roots, annual recovery of PN caudexes and leaves could be a feasible alternative source of saponins.