noun, plural cau·di·ces [kaw-duh-seez] /ˈkɔ dəˌsiz/, cau·dex·es. Botany.
Origin of caudex
Examples from the Web for caudex
Where the stem of the Fern is upright it is properly termed a caudex, whilst in its horizontal form it is spoken of as a rhizome.
The name of a book, caudex, codex, was first given to these tabellae when they were strung together to form a square book.Old English Libraries|Ernest Savage
A very characteristic feature of the Male Fern is its stout and sometimes very upright stem or caudex.
Kydia continues; a fine Palm, caudex 8-10-pedali; it probably belongs to the genus Wallichia?Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
The striking resemblance of Kingia, in caudex and leaves, to Xanthorrhoea, cannot fail to suggest its affinity to that genus also.