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cespitose

[′ses·pə‚tōs]
(botany)
Tufted; growing in tufts, as grass.
Having short stems forming a dense turf.
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Of the 42 species found, approximately 50% were solitary, 45% cespitose and 5% were colonial.
We use the term "solitary" to describe species that do not branch basally, and we use the term "cespitose" in a broad sense to describe species that do branch basally.
Habitat.--Single to clustered (cespitose) on decaying hardwood, especially maple and beech.
In one of the drawings of the Flora Lapponica there is a small cespitose plant with round leaves and small white or pink flowers with the note planta nostra ("our plant").
Paspalum indecorum is a usually glabrous cespitose summer grass, with thick, short and strong rhizomes.
Filaments uniseriate, 175-250 [micro]m in diam., forming dense cespitose clumps of 15 cm width.
Although palm heart is extracted from many different palms for domestic consumption, at least one species, Prestoea acuminata, is regularly consumed during Easter in Colombia, causing a strong pressure on local populations of this cespitose palm (Gamba Trimino, 2004); although, in practice, this ritual seasonality of use works asa management plan, it is probably not intended as such.