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adj. Botany
Growing in tufts or clumps.

[New Latin caespitōsus, from Latin caespes, caespit-, turf.]

ces′pi·tose′ly adv.


(Botany) a variant spelling (esp US) of caespitose
ˈcespiˌtosely adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cespitose - (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
ungregarious - (of plants) growing together in groups that are not close together
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Wiregrass has a cespitose growth form with arching foliage that densely covers the ground within several years after fire.
This may be related to the growth habit of each species, as the cespitose habit of these species causes the investment of more resources in the production of supporting structures (stems).
Euterpe precatoria is divided into two varieties by Henderson (1995), longevaginata (stems solitary or cespitose, low and high elevations in the Andes and Central America) and precatoria (stems solitary, low elevations in the Amazon).
Plants perennial, cespitose, culms 120-220 cm tall, nodes 17-27, glabrous; floral stem robust, cylindrical.
We also computed the number of species in each growth-form category, percent cespitose species, and number of species with palmate or costapalmate leaves from the species lists.
montana is cespitose, all stems within 10 cm of each other were considered to be parts of an individual plant.
concinna is cespitose, with distichous leaves that have 32-45 linear to lanceolate pinnae per side, the pinna margins densely spiny.
Cespitose and gregarious, on soil, in a subtropical forest with Nageia rospigliosii (Pilg.
Singly, small groups or large cespitose clusters on decaying hardwood logs and stumps or at the base of living hardwood trees.