Monopodial

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1. when growth continues through single apical (apex) meristem, which may periodically form dormant (dormancy) terminal buds.

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Example of monopodial growth.
Source: http://www.orchidspecies.com/glossary.htm#secB

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Comparison of growth forms.
Source: http://hvp.osu.edu/hcs300/glossary/growth.htm