- the production of flowers and fruits directly from the branches or trunks of woody or tropical plants.
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The flowers are borne on the main stem or the older branches, and arise from dormant axillary buds (Cauliflory).Cocoa and Chocolate
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- botany the production of flowers on the trunk, branches, etc, of a woody plant, as opposed to the ends of the twigs
C20: from Latin caulis stem + -flory, from flōs flower
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