monocarpic


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monocarpic

[¦män·ō¦kär·pik]
(botany)
Bearing fruit once and then dying.
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baicalensis in spite of inherent for monocarpic plants fecundity and high germination.
Genetic and environmental variation in life-history traits of a monocarpic perennial: a decade-long field experiment.
Boraginaceae), genetic drift in garden collections appeared to increase with the duration of cultivation and in particular in plants with short generation times such as annuals, biennials, or short-lived monocarpic perennials, compared to long-lived pleonanthic perennials, such as most tree species (EnBlin et ah, 2011).
Because it is monocarpic, flowering only once, never buy unless it already has an offset, a sure sign its progeny will flower next year.
These are perennial, but we mix in with them many of the monocarpic species - Meconopsis napaulensis - which flower only once and take three years before they do it.
A Some meconopsis are monocarpic, which means they die after flowering.
This ancestor could have diversified into trees on the one hand and into monocaule of sessile rosettes on the other, and from polycarpic to monocarpic growth.
Agave americana, which became known as the Century Plant in the mistaken belief that it blossomed only once in 100 years, is monocarpic, meaning this is the first and last time this shoot will flower.
EXPERT TIP: The agaves, shown in the main picture above with California poppies, are monocarpic which means when they flower, they die.
Striking morphological differences within these groups include small herbaceous forms vs arborescent plants within the woody Sonchus alliance, the presence of pachycaul trees or tree like herbs in Dendrosenecio, and of spectacular monocarpic rosette plants in the silversword alliance and Espeletia.
Because it is monocarpic, flowering only once, never buy one unless it already has an offset, a sure sign it will reappear next year and, with luck, flower.