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caducous

[′kad·ə·kəs]
(botany)
Lasting on a plant only a short time before falling off.
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Sepals ovate, 0.8-1 mm, margin white, subapically strigillose, caducous; petals white, linear, 0.5-0.7 mm; stamens 2, median; filaments ca.
2 mm long, caducous. Flowers closely disposed, initially subsessile, then pedunculate; pedicles 1-2 mm long.
Figure 10 conveys a sense of the abundance of densely-occurring detached, fragmentary ultimate-alethopterid pinnae, and caducous linopterid pinnules that are associated with the medullosalean axes throughout the sample area.
Most succulent plants have small caducous leaves, an adaptation that helps to avoid excessive evapotranspiration during the frequent periods of aridity.
The pubescent varieties make up [approximately equal to]95% of the Metrosideros at the Thurston site, 30% at Olaa, 40% at Kohala (hairs caducous), and 5% at Kolekole.
The caducous polygala is faded in cool places almost white; knot-grass or door-grass (Polygonum aviculare) is still in bloom.