cauliflory


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cauliflory

[′kol·ə‚flȯr·ē]
(botany)
Of flowers, growth on the main stem of limbs of a tree.
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For example, if cauliflory arises from a bud that has been formed in a leaf axil but remains dormant for some time and is buried in wood (preventitious sensu Fink, 1983), it is a heterochronic change in that a period of dormancy has been inserted into a developmental pathway.
Cauliflory and ramiflory are considered to comprise two characters.
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