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decumbent

[di′kəm·bənt]
(botany)
Lying down on the ground but with an ascending tip, specifically referring to a stem.
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Integument: Body surface dull, roughly punctate, and in great part tuberculate; antennal segments I to III densely tuberculate; antennal segments I to IV, legs, and abdominal sterna clothed with short semidecumbent to decumbent silvery bristle-like setae; femora densely tuberculate.
Coarse perennial shrub 50-60 cm tall, with numerous stems from base, these basally decumbent, up to > 6 mm thick near base, sparsely covered with reddish brown setae 1,5-2 mm long and densely covered with glochidiate trichomes.
"The plant propagates itself by the decumbent branches fallen to the ground and rooting.
A low-growing decumbent cactus found in large mats.
Abdomen unicolor, off-white or off-white with random pattern of white pigment, sparsely covered with decumbent setae; ventral side of abdomen often with a gray to black triangular mark above the spinnerets and two oval markings on each side of the epigynum.
In contrast, in 2002, more prostrate plants contributed to high DSI by promoting a more favorable microclimate for the disease development under the decumbent plant canopy.
Topics include: decumbent imaging systems, document management systems, inventory and retention of electronic records, preservation of electronic records and protection of vital electronic records.
- Antennae somewhat robust, with forewardly decumbent longer squamules, especially on the anterior edge of all segments except 10 and 11 which are sparsely covered with hair-like squamules.
Stems erect or ascending (seldom decumbent or creeping); roots usually well developed; megaspores with honey-combed surfaces S.
Appalow is a low growing lespedeza that produces decumbent stems that generally do not exceed 1 ft in height.
Two of our populations, Alisal Slough and Zmudowski State Beach, are typical of coastal dune populations in having very small flowers and decumbent habit.
Standing dead material was recorded as a foliar hit and decumbent dead material was recorded as a basal hit.