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Related to foliose: fruticose, crustose


1. Bearing numerous leaves; leafy.
2. Of, relating to, or resembling a leaf.
3. Of or relating to a lichen whose thallus is flat and leafy.

[Latin foliōsus, from folium, leaf; see folium.]


(ˈfəʊlɪˌəʊs; -ˌəʊz)
(Botany) another word for foliaceous1, foliaceous2
[C18: from Latin foliōsus full of leaves]


(ˈfoʊ liˌoʊs)

also fo•li•ous


1. leafy.
2. having a leaflike thallus loosely attached to a surface, as certain lichens. Compare crustose, fruticose.
[1720–30; < Latin foliōsus. See folium, -ose1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foliose - bearing numerous leaves
leafy - having or covered with leaves; "leafy trees"; "leafy vegetables"
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3 g) largely consisted of dried brown and green mosses, foliose lichen, and some small twigs.
According to figure 4, the category of crustose lichens is the most significantly represented numerous at the study site, having 69 species, followed by leafy the foliose lichens, having 37 species.
One foliose lichen and two moss samples were collected from trees at Drake's Seat on Saint Thomas (18[degrees]21'41" N, 64[degrees]57'04"W; 262 m elevation).
consists of spiny long shoots and foliose short shoots (Figs.
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This zone is characterized by the presence of the blue green algae (Nostoc commune), several foliose lichens, and numerous vascular plants such as cedar glade cress (Leavenworthia stylosa), Missouri evening primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa), wild petunia (Ruellia humilis), Gattinger's prairie clover (Dalea gattingeri) Barneby), Venus' pride (Houstonia purpurea), limestone flameflower (Talinum cal-caricum), widow's cross (Sedum pulchellum), Tennessee coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis); white rim scurfpea (Pediomelum subacaule), fluxweed (Isanthus brachiatus), prickly pear (Opuntia cespitosa), poverty dropseed (Sporo-bolus vaginiflorus), prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus), and pasture heliotrope (Heliotropium tenellum) (Quarterman et al.
The damaged young leaves and young stems dried and abscinded on those genera, as they often did on Melaleuca, but there were fewer leaves on nontarget plants than on the longer, foliose shoots of the target weed.
2002, Spectral properties of foliose and crustose lichens based on laboratory experiments: Remote Sensing of the Environment, v.
Foliose lichens were collected from a stone fence in Sani Pass (SP), Lesotho and from Acacia trees at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Park (HGP) and Tala Private Game Reserve (TPGR) in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa.
Catherines Island, Liberty County in southeastern Georgia (4); and Echiniscus virginicus Riggin, 1962, in foliose lichen in Hall County in northeastern Georgia (5).
Among structureforming invertebrates, the volcanic outcrop also harbors high densities of barrel, flat, foliose, and vase sponges, gorgonian corals, the large anemone Metridium sp.
Thirty-one species are of the crustose growth form, 27 are foliose, 8 are fruticose and 3 are squamulose.