Definitions for "Fruticose"
Keywords:  shrubby, lichen, upright, shrub, thalli
Pertaining to a shrub or shrubs; branching like a shrub; shrubby; shrublike; as, a fruticose stem.
a lichen growth form; thalli shrubby or hairy; standing upright from the twig or dangling from it; usually attached at a single point. see Figs. 17 &: 18, pp. 22 &: 23.
Shrubby, in the sense of the stems being woody.