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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.]
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(ˈfəʊlɪˌəʊs; -ˌəʊz)
(Botany) another word for foliaceous1, foliaceous2
[C18: from Latin foliōsus full of leaves]
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(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]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foliose - bearing numerous leaves
leafy - having or covered with leaves; "leafy trees"; "leafy vegetables"
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Plates of foliose corals are a common sight at the bank.
Research to answer these two simple questions is not abundant, perhaps because lichens have traditionally been divided into "crustose", "foliose" and "fruticose" growth forms according to their shape and height, a practice that artificially hides a growth continuum (Grube & Hawksworth, 2007; Tehler & Irestedt, 2007).
'I have called these out on my Facebook page posts, such as these foliose corals transplanted on the sandy substrate, and most of them are already dead and dying,' he said.
Concentrations of ten elements in two common foliose lichens: leachability, seasonality and the influence of rock and tree bark substrates.
New insights into the biodiversity and generic relationships of foliose Bangiales (Rhodophyta) in Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Of the species identified, 47% are crustose, 44% are foliose, and 9% are fruticose.
44% that reproduce primarily through sexual ascospores; iii) comprised of 65% crustose taxa, 29% foliose taxa, and 6% fruticose taxa: iv) one wherein many species arc rare (e.g., 55% of species were collected fewer than three times) and frulicose lichens other than Cladonia were entirely absent; and v) one wherein cyanolichens were poorly represented, comprising only three species.
In this sense, pseudoparaphyllia were described as foliose (Buck, 1998) or as filamentous (Rao, 2001).
2700 species grouped in 80 genera) are supposedly around the 10% of total lichen species and they are characterized by having cupulate exciple, foliose, dorsiventral, and rhizinate lower surface, fruticose to subfruticose threadlike thallus, and a gray, yellow-green, and brown to olive-brown upper surface.
Giant kelp canopies dominate the area, with subcanopy, foliose, and turf algae present (Eisenia, Laminaria, Pterygophora), as well as a high abundance of crustose coralline algae.