[kaw-li-flawr-ee, ‐flohr-ee]
Related formscau·li·flo·rous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cauliflory

Historical Examples of cauliflory

  • The flowers are borne on the main stem or the older branches, and arise from dormant axillary buds (Cauliflory).

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    Arthur W. Knapp

British Dictionary definitions for cauliflory


  1. botany the production of flowers on the trunk, branches, etc, of a woody plant, as opposed to the ends of the twigs
Derived Formscauliflorous, adjective

Word Origin for cauliflory

C20: from Latin caulis stem + -flory, from flōs flower
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