arborescent plant

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Noun1.arborescent plant - having the shape or characteristics of a treearborescent plant - having the shape or characteristics of a tree
Australian grass tree, grass tree - any of several Australian evergreen perennials having short thick woody stems crowned by a tuft of grasslike foliage and yielding acaroid resins
ligneous plant, woody plant - a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems
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Angel's trumpet (Brugmansia candida) is an arborescent plant that can grow up to 10 feet in height.
Calamites were the only Carboniferous lowland arborescent plants that had the capability for extensive vegetative propagation (Tiffney, 1985).
Striking morphological differences within these groups include small herbaceous forms vs arborescent plants within the woody Sonchus alliance, the presence of pachycaul trees or tree like herbs in Dendrosenecio, and of spectacular monocarpic rosette plants in the silversword alliance and Espeletia.