serotinous

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin serotinus, from serus (late).

AdjectiveEdit

serotinous (not comparable)

  1. (of conifer cones) Requiring the heat of a wildfire to open, in order to disperse its seed.
  2. (botany) Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.

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