- forming mats; growing in dense tufts.
Origin of cespitose
1785–95; < New Latin cespitōsus, equivalent to Latin cēspit- (stem of cēspes, variant of caespes turf) + -ōsus -ose1
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Examples from the Web for cespitose
The stem is subequal, cespitose, reticulate to the base, pulverulent below.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Cspitose, or Cespitose, growing in turf-like patches or tufts.The Elements of Botany
Sporangia densely crowded or cespitose, sub-sessile or short stipitate, clavate, 1–1.5 mm.The North American Slime-Moulds
Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
I have never seen it cespitose, never more than two specimens growing near each other.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
- a variant spelling (esp US) of caespitose
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