stilt root


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stilt root

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stilt root

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(Botany) a large prop root
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Different plant parts (leaf, bark, root, stilt root, hypocotyl and flower) of Rhizophoraceae mangrove plants (Bruguieracylindrica, Ceriops decandra, R.
The test for the larvicidal effect of ethanolic crude extracts and chromatographic fractions (the colloidal form of crude ethanolic extract fraction of bark and stilt root of R.
The bark (A3 and E1) and stilt root (A3 and E4) fractions of R.
Allometry and stilt root structure of the neotropical palm Euterpe precatoria (Arecaceae) across sites and successional stages.
The vertical stem may reach 26m in height with a diameter at breast height (DBH) of up to 15cm, and a cone of stilt roots that in extreme cases may reach over 1.
Stem height was corrected by subtracting the height of the cone of stilt roots.
To examine whether stilt roots provide these functions, we compared stilt root characteristics of the neotropical palm tree Socratea exorrhiza on sloped (>20[degrees]) and flat locations at two lowland neotropical sites.
exorrhiza demonstrate great individual variation in stilt root patterns with respect to the number, size, and height of roots, such that their function has been debated extensively.
In a now refuted hypothesis (Dransfield 1978, Kahn and de Granville 1992), Corner (1966) suggested that stilt root palms were associated with areas prone to water-logging and flooding.
They obtain oxygen in the poorly aerated muddy substrate through an elaborate system of stilt roots and through specially adapted pneumatophores, aerial roots that bear more than a passing resemblance to asparagus.
6 Indigenous guide Froilan explains in Yasuni about a 'Walking Palm' or Socratea tree with four-foot high stilt roots that allow them to 'shift location.
The high efficiency of trapping suspended sediment in Avicennia-Rhizophora interphase may be attributed to wide spread occurrence of numerous pneumatophores (aerial respiratory roots) in Avicennia and to compactly arching, stilt roots of Rhizophora.