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vigor

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Seeking for help:an obscure word
« on: May 12, 2016, 02:12:44 PM »
An obscure word that describe plants produce definite number of leaf in a grow season or even in a lifetime(eg. Pleione and many other orchis), rather than common trees that can produce new leaves when the terminal bud was injured.
It is a scientific term and I saw it somewhere but I can‘t remember it.

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Re: Seeking for help:an obscure word
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 10:09:55 AM »
I was speaking last evening to Prof. Ian Alexander - he told me the term is  "determinate"     8)
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vigor

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Re: Seeking for help:an obscure word
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 10:44:03 AM »
Thank you, Jupiter and Maggi ! I was expecting a much more rarely-used word but the word  "determinate" may describe pleione foliage as well.

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Re: Seeking for help:an obscure word
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 02:05:43 PM »
I was thinking determinate too but it's not quite right. There's monopodial vs. sympodial too.
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Re: Seeking for help:an obscure word
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 07:57:21 PM »
I'd say Pleiones grow sympodial with unifoliate or bifoliate shoots.

 


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