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Of or relating to a lichen whose thallus is branched and shrubby.

[Latin fruticōsus, from frutex, frutic-, shrub, bush.]


(ˈfru tɪˌkoʊs)

having shrublike branchings, as certain lichens.
[1660–70; < Latin fruticōsus full of shrubs, bushy]
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Adj.1.fruticose - of or relating to or resembling a shrub
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Most lichens have a foliose or crustose growth form while fruticose, squamulose and dimorphic growth forms are clearly less common (Figure 3).
The foliose thallus is represented with 16% (11 species), 10% for fruticose (8 species) and 4% for composite species (3 species).
It includes conspicuous stands of large fruticose Roccella species, several of them formerly harvested for the production of dye.
x x x x Gongylanthus scariosus x x x Lethocolea pansa x x x Phaeoceros laevis x Riccia bifurca x x Riccia crinita x x x Riccia crystallina Riccia lamellosa x Riccia nigrella x x x Riccia sorocarpa x x x x Targionia hypophylla Lichens Fruticose Cladia aggregata x x x Cladia corallazion x Cladonia cervicornis Neophyllis mucrolemma Siphula coriacea Teloschistes sieberiana x Thysanothecium scutellum Usnea scabrida subsp.
Auloporida formed arbustive or fruticose colonies with proximal corallites commonly prostrate or adherent to other biogenic or inorganic remains; may have erect corallites (fasciculate) or branched (dendroid) and more rarely cerioid.
Furthermore, the highly specialized structure of the xylem throughout both stems and roots of herbaceous dicotyledons, not only affords conclusive supplementary evidence of the derivation of herbaceous from arboreal or fruticose dicotyledons, but also is an insuperable barrier to the derivation of monocotyledons from herbaceous dicotyledons.
Establishment of Acanthoscelide pallidipennis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) feeding in seeds of the introduced legume Amorpha fruticose, with new record of its Eupelmus parasitoid in Japan.
Awasthi (Ramalinaceae) is a tufted, errect, fruticose lichen with thallus corticolous, tufted, errect, yellowish grey in colour, branched [14].
Or why lovers bother with roses instead of sending a dozen fruticose lichen thalli.
Thirty-one species are of the crustose growth form, 27 are foliose, 8 are fruticose and 3 are squamulose.