Definition of caudex in English:
noun (plural caudices /-dəˌsēz/ or caudexes)Botany
The axis of a woody plant, especially a palm or tree fern, comprising the stem and root.
- Many of the yellow chestnut oak seedlings at this site were actually sprouts from large caudices.
- Extremely old specimens of Ibervillea sonorae may have caudices up to three feet in diameter.
- Some caudices lay deep down in the ground, protected from extreme weather conditions and animals.
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