Definition of succubous in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌkjʊbəs/


(Of a liverwort) having leaves obliquely inserted on the stem so that their upper edges are overlapped by the lower edges of the leaves above. Often contrasted with incubous.
Example sentences
  • On closer inspection one would find that the leaves of Lophozia barbata are four-lobed and succubous.
  • Leaves sometimes distichous, vertically oriented, transversely or subtransversely inserted, but with ventral base succubous and sometimes decurrent, constantly 2-lobed to 0.1-0.6 their length.
  • Leaves succubous, circular to oblong-ovate, rounded, usually with very conspicuous yellow gemmae produced at the upper margins, concave, costa none.


Mid 19th century: from late Latin succubare 'lie under' + -ous.

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