Definition of Acaulescent

1. Adjective. (of plants) having no apparent stem above ground.

Exact synonyms: Stemless
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Caulescent



Definition of Acaulescent

1. a. Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground.

Definition of Acaulescent

1. Adjective. (context: botany) Having no stem or caulis, or only a very short one concealed in the ground. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acaulescent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Acaulescent

1. Describes a plant that lacks or seems to lack a stem. (06 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acaulescent

acataleptic
acataleptics
acatamathesia
acataphasia
acater
acaters
acates
acathectic
acathexia
acathexis
acathisia
acatour
acatours
acaudal
acaudate
acaulescent (current term)
acauline
acaulose
acaulous
acault
acaults
acausal
acausality
acausally
acc.
acca
accable
accaroid resin
accas
accede

Literary usage of Acaulescent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pittonia by Edward Lee Greene (1905)
"3281. Very beautiful species on account of its fine large foliage, and almost geminate white-and-purple flowers. SOME NEW acaulescent VIOLETS. ..."

2. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"... or acaulescent ; as the Primrose, Tulip, Blood- root. Like the peduncle, it is leafless or with bracts only, and may be either ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and ...by Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"acaulescent: If. solitary, sessile, flat on the ground, 14 x 12 in., very broadly ... acaulescent: If. solitary, attaining a size of 30 x 24 in., crenate, ..."

4. New Manual of Botany of the Central Rocky Mountains (vascular Plants) by John Merle Coulter, Aven Nelson (1909)
"An acaulescent caespitose perennial, with the ligule wanting, the corolla reduced to a truncate tube which is obscurely notched at the front and back. ..."

5. Introduction to Botany by William Chase Stevens (1902)
"acaulescent from a rootstock. Flowers various shades of violet and ... acaulescent, leaves and flowers arising from a rootstock which is scaly and thick. ..."

6. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"With short stems or usually acaulescent from a thick fibrous- rooted crown ... acaulescent : leaves lance-linear, 7 to 10 inches long, narrowing from a base ..."

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