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mar·ces·cent

 (mär-sĕs′ənt)
adj.
Botany Withering but not falling off: marcescent leaves.

[Latin marcēscēns, marcēscent-, past participle of marcēscere, inchoative of marcēre, to wither.]

marcescent

(mɑːˈsɛsənt)
adj
(Botany) (of the parts of certain plants) remaining attached to the plant when withered
[C18: from Latin marcescere to grow weak, from marcēre to wither]
marˈcescence n

mar•ces•cent

(mɑrˈsɛs ənt)

adj.
withering but not falling off, as a part of a plant.
[1720–30; < Latin marcēscent-, s. of marcēscēns=marc(ēre) to wither + -ēscent- -escent]

marcescent

- Describes leaves that wither but remain attached to the stem.
See also related terms for remain.
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However, one disadvantage of marcescence in the Pennsylvania region is that snow and ice can adhere to the additional surface area of the leaves, and the added weight can result in limb failure.
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ABSTRACT: Presence of marcescent leaves during winter is a common phenomenon in northern-temperate deciduous forests across the Holarctic, but the ecological significance of marcescence on woody vegetation has received little attention.