gemmiparous

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gemmiparous

[je′mip·ə·rəs]
(biology)
Producing a bud or reproducing by a bud.
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The rates of invasion and naturalization have been assigned to the combination of several ecological strategies (Klich, 2005): 1) the huge capacity for sexual reproduction, which secures the existence of a persistent seed bank (recently collected seeds showed 75% germination); 2) vegetative expansion that takes place from a gemmiferous, plagiotropic root system (physical fragmentation of the roots is translated into the release of bud dormancy, and new shoots appear over the soil surface); 3) its adaptive capacity is noticeable for achieving several allometric forms, a result of environmental heterogeneity; and 4) a variable root growth architecture that responds to different soil physical situations.
90m tall with a gemmiferous taproot that can reach at least 2m in depth (Vigna and Lopez, 2008).