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Growth of a plant part at an oblique angle to a stimulus, such as gravity.

pla′gi·o·tro′pic (-ə-trō′pĭk) adj.


(ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

adj. Bot.
growing more or less divergent from the vertical.
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At 120 days after transplantation in September 2008 when the coffee plants had approximately 21 pairs of leaves and six plagiotropic branches, glyphosate was applied in a way that it would not reach the upper third of the coffee plants using a pasteurized coastal pulverizer, which was pressurized with C[O.
The unique aspect of species belonging to the family araucariaceae is that the orthotropic stems with their bud traces, and the plagiotropic branches with their bud traces, remain permanently orthotropic and plagiotropic, respectively, regardless of any orientation or treatment imposed on them [17].
For instance, on coffee trees, there are two types: orthotropic trunk and plagiotropic branches.