caudex caudex


  1. (n) persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  2. (n) woody stem of palms and tree ferns


  • Tree ferns bring tropical Australia to your garden

    Tree ferns look just like their names describe — tree-sized ferns, with a caudex, or trunk. They’re so iconically tropical in appearance, you can’t help but feel like you’re in a Hawaiian rainforest when standing in their presence. You might also expect to see a dinosaur devouring the delicate fronds, since ferns in general look “primitive,” and an arborescent example would certainly attract a ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Miami Herald

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