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Serotinous

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Serotinous

(Science: biology) Appearing or blossoming later in the season than is customary with allied species.

Origin: L. Serotinus, fr. Serus late.

(Science: forestry) serotinous - a pinecone or other seed case that requires heat from a fire or the sun to open and release the seed.