suffrutescent


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suffrutescent

[¦sə‚frü′tes·ənt]
(botany)
Of or pertaining to a stem intermediate between herbaceous and shrubby, becoming partly woody and perennial at the base.
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The role of fire in the germination of chaparral herbs and suffrutescents.
broad-leaved suffrutescent climbers of montane forest and tree-line ecotone and erect or ascending herbs or subshrubs with narrow subcoriaceous leaves of high-altitude paramo.
Capsule loculicidal; perennials, hemicrytophytes, suffrutescent herbs, subshrubs, shrubs; stem apices at least vested by stellate trichomes, or stellate and glandular hairs, stipules not as above, if stem trichomes almost all simple subapically, then hirsute, not appressed, flexible, bent, and also with stipules linear or linear-triangular (W.
All parasitic stems were collected from all woody and suffrutescent host plants with infestations, and were oven-dried at 45[degrees]C for 72 hours in a biology laboratory at the Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN) to determine biomass accumulation of Cuscuta.