herbaceous dicotyledon

herbaceous dicotyledon

[hər′bā·shəs ‚dī‚käd·əl′ēd·ən]
(botany)
A type of dicotyledon in which the primary vascular cylinder forms an ectophloic siphonostele with widely separated vascular strands.
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After collection, fresh plant biomass was sorted out in three categories (buffel grass, herbaceous dicotyledons and other grasses), cut into pieces, stored in plastic bags and weighed.
Also, soil moisture is expected to decrease continuously from July to October after the end of the rainy season in late June to early July, and grasses demand less water to grow than herbaceous dicotyledons. These climate and plant characteristic can further explain the reported changes in grasses and dicotyledons DM availability from July to October.
Termination of sheep and goats in thinned Caatinga enriched with Cenchrus ciliaris favored some undesired species such as the grass Aristida setfolia and decreased availability, accumulation rate and DM supply of herbaceous dicotyledons, but did not decrease forage availability of Cenchrus ciliaris, and forage accumulation rate and DM supply.