cladoptosis

cladoptosis
  n. annual shedding of twigs.

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  • Cladoptosis — an abscission scar on the trunk of Castilla where a branch has been shed Cladoptosis (Greek: clados a branch, ptosis falling; it is sometimes pronounced with the p silent) refers to the phenomenon in botany of the regular shedding of branches.[1] …   Wikipedia

  • cladoptosis — /klad op toh sis, klay dop /, n. Bot. the annual shedding of twigs or branches instead of leaves, as in certain cypresses. [1880 85; CLADO + PTOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cladoptosis — noun The regular shedding branches by a plant, for clonal reproduction, self pruning or in response to stress …   Wiktionary

  • cladoptosis — clad·op·to·sis …   English syllables

  • cladoptosis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cupressaceae — Cupressus sempervirens foliage and cones Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Fragmentation (reproduction) — There is a separate article about habitat fragmentation. Fragmentation or Clonal Fragmentation is a form of asexual reproduction or cloning where an organism is split into fragments. The splitting may or may not be intentional. Each of these… …   Wikipedia

  • Castilla (plant) — Taxobox name = Castilla image width = 240px image caption = Castilla elastica regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Moraceae genus = Castilla genus authority = Cerv. subdivision ranks = Species… …   Wikipedia

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