marcescent


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marcescent

[mär′ses·ənt]
(botany)
Withering without falling off.
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In the Iberian Peninsula, there are 12 species and 3 subspecies of marcescent oaks.
Field work was carried out between 2006 and 2012, following sintaxonomic studies that referred to marcescent groves in central and southern Portugal.
Description: Marcescent tree to 15 m tall; leaf ovoid-lanceolate, to oblong/lanceolate 0,8-5(5,8) x 0,6-1,4(1,8) cm, with narrow lamina, short and denticulate to serrate, mucronate.
Description: Marcescent tree to 20 m tall, with anfractuous branches.
marianica belongs to the marcescent woodlands of Caldeirao, Monchique, Espinhago de Cao, Brejeira, Carqueja, Sao Luis, Cercal and Grandola mountain ranges (Monchiquense district).
Keywords: beech, Cervidae, deer, food quality, food selection, foraging ecology, hornbeam, marcescent leaves, oak, plant defenses, plant-herbivore interactions
During winter, presence of marcescent leaves (senescent leaves still attached to the branches), on beech, hornbeam, and common oak is a striking phenomenon of hardwood forests in northern Europe.
Consequently, these large herbivores must ingest marcescent leaves when browsing woody vegetation.
Forty small-diameter (< 6 mm) canopy branches of each of the 3 dominant tree species with [less than or equal to] 2 years of growth and marcescent leaves present were divided into 2 groups.