retinospora

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retinospora

a condition common in horticultural varieties of conifers, especially arborvitae, junipers, cypresses, and false cypresses, in which needlelike, spreading juvenile leaves persist on adult trees that normally have small, scalelike leaves, pressed against the stem. These intermediate plants were once thought to comprise a separate genus, Retinospora.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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