Semi-deciduous


Semi-deciduous

Semi-deciduous is a botanical term which refers to plants that lose their foliage. Semi-deciduous plants lose their foliage for a very short period, when old leaves fall off and new foliage growth is starting. This phenomenon occurs in tropical and sub-tropical woody species, for example in "Mimosa bimucronata". Semi-deciduous may also describe mild-weather trees that lose leaves in a manner similar to deciduous trees in an especially cold autumn.

ee also

* Deciduous
* Semi-evergreen
* Evergreen


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