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Definition of fasciation

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Definition as written by philomel:

The flattening and spreading of a stem due to a growth defect. The side shoots remain attached to the leading stem and the whole lot carries on growing as a bundle producing a broad and flattened stem, often fan shaped.

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Definition as written by mark:

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Definition as written by Weezingreens:

Example of fasciation: Double-headed pyrethrum

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Definition as written by Magpye:

This effects many herbaceous and woody plants. This is a genetic mutation or imbalance in growth caused by absorption of a herbicide. Remove all effected stems.

Definition as written by dmj1218:

An unusual flattening of stem.

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Definition as written by dmj1218:

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Definition as written by ilv2grdn:

It is believed that fasciation occurs because of a genetic mutation caused by a hormonal imbalance, or it could be because of damage to the growing tip caused by frost, bacteria, fungus, insects, or by mechanical means.

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Definition as written by ilv2grdn:

Fasciation has been found in hundreds of different species of plants. From ferns to coniferous and broad-leaved trees, herbaceous plants to succulents to fruits and vegetables.

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