[kaw-li-flawr-ee, ‐flohr-ee]
Cauliflory is a botanical term referring to plants which flower and fruit from their main stems or woody trunks rather than from new growth and shoots. This can allow trees to be pollinated have their seeds dispersed by animals which cannot climb or fly. With fruit, plants may instead have fruit which drop from the canopy and ripen only after they reach the ground, an alternative "strategy" to cauliflory.



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