- producing new individuals by budding or the like.
- producing an organ or shoot from an organ that is itself normally the last, as a shoot or a new flower from the midst of a flower.
Origin of proliferous
Related formsnon·pro·lif·er·ous, adjectiveun·pro·lif·er·ous, adjective
Examples from the Web for proliferous
In some of these plants the flower-heads were also proliferous.
Here grew the Masarooth (Selinum palustre) with a proliferous umbel.
The herbs I collected hereabouts were Mesomora (Cornus suecica) with a proliferous blossom.
On the other hand, Verlot gives several cases of proliferous flowers which can be propagated by seed.
In proliferous flowers the pistil is often completely defective, its place being occupied by the adventitious bud or axis.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters