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adj. Botany
Having a well-developed aboveground stem.

[Latin caulis, stem + -escent.]
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(Botany) botany having a stem clearly visible above the ground
[C18: from Latin caulis stalk]
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Adj.1.caulescent - (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
acaulescent, stemless - (of plants) having no apparent stem above ground
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Growth rates, reproductive phenology, and pollination ecology of Espeletia grandiflora (Asteraceae), a giant andean caulescent rosette.
Piccolo, "Characteristics of soil humic matter addition by caulescent Andean rosettes on surficial soil," Geoderma, vol.
kuehhasii habit, long caulescent with clustered branching, see figure xx (note one 2-petaled flower).
Herbs perennial, scapose or caulescent, with simple to few branched stems.
This transition, from [less than]30 mm diameter at soil level (DAS) to 30-60 mm DAS corresponds to the stage at which the palms become caulescent and at which growth rates are relatively rapid.
However, more material was needed to complete the description, especially because the rosette did not show whether it is a caulescent or acaulescent plant.
Herbs caulescent, stout to cushion-like, annual or perennial, rarely shrubs, monoecious, gynodioecious, or dioecious.