- (of leaves) overlapping, with the base of each leaf covering part of that under it.
Origin of succubous
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Succubous, when crowded leaves are each covered by base of next above.The Elements of Botany
- (of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf is covered by the lower margin of the next leaf alongCompare incubous
C19: from Late Latin succubare : see succubus
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