Definition of distichously in US English:

distichously

adverb

Botany
  • See distichous

    • ‘The teosinte ear is composed of 5 to 10 distichously (in two ranks) arranged cupulate fruitcases.’
    • ‘Leaves of this species are distichously arrayed on horizontal branches, and often hang down by 10-40° from the horizontal plane.’
    • ‘The leaves are simple and distichously arranged.’
    • ‘These initials are distichously arranged as would be found in teosinte or lateral branches of the maize tassel.’
    • ‘Each floret is in the axil of a chaffy bract and these are arranged spirally or distichously in spikelets.’