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Bulbil shoot

Formal name:  shoot bulbil
Local identifier:  TOP155
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that has a compressed above ground, vegetative lateral shoot with disproportionately developed or still absent organs, which develops into a new independently viable plant (PO:whole plant) after severance from the mother plant
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  bulbil shoot is a category of plant storage organ (TOP:plant storage organ) and shoot metamorphosis (TOP:shoot metamorphosis).
Reference:  Klotz, S., Kühn, I. & Durka, W. (2002): BIOLFLOR - Eine Datenbank zu biologisch-oekologischen Merkmalen der Gefaesspflanzen in Deutschland. - Schriftenreihe fuer Vegetationskunde 38. Bonn: Bundesamt fuer Naturschutz.


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