Definition of Crustose

1. Adjective. (of lichens) having a thin crusty thallus that adheres closely to the surface on which it is growing. "Crustose lichens"

Partainyms: Crust



Definition of Crustose

1. Adjective. (mycology) Of a lichen, growing tightly appressed to the substrate. ¹

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Definition of Crustose

1. forming a thin, brittle crust [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crustose

crustation
crustecdysone
crusted
crusted ringworm
crusted tetter
crustie
crustier
crusties
crustiest
crustily
crustiness
crustinesses
crusting
crustless
crustlike
crustose (current term)
crustose thallus
crustquake
crustquakes
crusts
crusty
crusy
crut
crutch
crutch palsy
crutch paralysis
crutched
crutches
crutching
crutchlike

Literary usage of Crustose

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1. Líquenes de Costa Rica=by Loengrin Umaña, H. J. M. Sipman by Loengrin Umaña, H. J. M. Sipman (2002)
"Sometimes the thallus does not have a lower cortex, as in the case of many crustose lichens. When an association is established between a fungus and both a ..."

2. Research Methods in Ecology by Frederic Edward Clements (1905)
"The influence of the vegetation is best seen in the lichen stages, where the crustose forms make a compact layer, which diminishes the effect of the ..."

3. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.), Wild Flower Preservation Society of America (1906)
"In many other regions where the rocks have not yet been disturbed may be found crustose lichens growing on rock that has not ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1903)
"Hence there are present a large proportion of the crustose lichens upon the upper portion of the talus, these plants, in their closely adnate position upon ..."

5. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Probably the most xerophytic of all plants are the crustose lichens (as Buellia), ... Most crustose lichens absorb water chiefly through the upper surface, ..."

6. Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1902)
"They appear most commonly as circumscribed patches, varying in size and color (crustose lichens). The predominating colors being ash gray, with perhaps a ..."

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