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 (mŏn′ə-kär′pĭk) also mon·o·car·pous (-kär′pəs)
Flowering and bearing fruit only once.

mon′o·car′py n.


(ˌmɒnəʊˈkɑːpɪk) or


(Botany) botany another name for semelparous Also: hapaxanthic


(ˌmɒn əˈkɑr pɪk)

also mon`o•car′pous,

producing fruit only once and then dying.
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Adj.1.monocarpic - dying after bearing fruit only oncemonocarpic - dying after bearing fruit only once
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Echium flower after two or three years, and are monocarpic, meaning they die after flowering.
However, it's monocarpic, meaning it dies after flowering so be sure to collect some seed.
Furthermore, bamboo species, be monocarpic and flowering at long intervals, capable of architectural plasticity that are considered more successful across varying environmental conditions (Yu et al.
It is a boon for malnourished world because it is highly nutritive and energy rich monocarpic legume with protein (40%), oil (20%) and high level of essential amino acid like lysine (5%), minerals (4%), phosholipids (2%) and vitamins viz.
Monocarpic perennial lifecycle, lignified culms, branching nodes, pseudopetiolate leaves, and an outer ligule are characters worth mentioning for the woody bamboos (GPWG, 2001; BPG, 2012); whereas herbaceous bamboos are pluricarpic, usually unbranched, with quite weak culms and an inner ligule (Judziewicz et al.
As a monocarpic, obligate biennial, garlic mustard seeds germinate in early spring and plants subsequently overwinter as leaf rosettes (Cavers et al.
Unfortunately it is monocarpic - dying after flowering - but there are always self-sown seedlings to carry on the show.
Owing to this monocarpic perennials have few representatives in floras of high-latitude or temperate mountain ranges [25].
In the formation of the flora noticeable role belongs to monocarpic herbs that make up 16.
Plants such as these that die after only flowering once are called monocarpic.
As a consequence of the huge reproductive effort, most Agave species (at least in the non-herbaceous taxa) are monocarpic (semelparous), they die shortly after reproduction (Eguiarte et al.