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- noun See cespitose, cespitosely.
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- adjective Same as
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- adjective Alternative form of
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- adjective (of plants) growing in small dense clumps or tufts
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Initial linework follows UNESCO, which classifies this as "tropical Andean caespitose herbaceous closed to open community, with woody synusía of tuft plants (humid páramo)".
Another formation is the xeric alpine meadow dominated by chamaephytes, caespitose, and hemicryphytes.
In some areas of Argentina, the Andean degraded caespitose (growing in dense tufts) herbaceous vegetation with open stands of dwarf shrubs includes Acantholippia hastulata, Adesmia horridiuscula, Baccharis incanum, Ephedra breana, Fabiana densa, Junellia seriphioides, Psila boliviensis, Senicio viridis, and Tetraglochin cristatum.
Linework follows UNESCO, who classify this as "caespitose herbaceous community".
Like the bulk of the caespitose, or Thimble Cactuses, it does not make much show when in flower; and it is only its stems, with their white stars of spines and clusters of little offsets hanging about them, that are attractive.
For portions extending into Argentina and Chile we referred to the classifications scheme of UNESCO, and our linework lumps their "Andean caespitose herbaceous community (very dry puna)" and "subdesert semi-deciduous, facultative deciduous, shrubland (halophye communities".