suffruticose


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suf·fru·tes·cent

 (sŭf′ro͞o-tĕs′ənt) also suf·fru·ti·cose (sŭf-ro͞o′tĭ-kōs′)
adj.
Having a stem that is woody only at the base; somewhat shrubby.

[New Latin suffrutēscēns, suffrutēscent- : Latin sub-, sub- + New Latin frutēscēns, frutescent (from Latin frutex, shrub).]

suffruticose

(səˈfruːtɪˌkəʊz)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant) having a permanent woody base and herbaceous branches
[C18: from New Latin suffruticōsus, from Latin sub- + frutex a shrub]
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Molecular phylogeny based on nuclear and chloroplast DNA markers, suggests a temperate South America origin with the suffruticose species appearing in the basal position (Meudt & Simpson, 2006).