Dispersule fresh mass trait

Formal name:  dispersule fresh mass
Local identifier:  TOP106
Synonym Term:  diaspore mass
Synonym Term:  propagule mass
Related Term:  dispersule fresh weight
Definition:  the mass (PATO:mass) of a dispersule (Perez:dispersule) or component thereof, i.e. seed, fruit or germinule (PO:seed, PO:fruit, Leda:germinule) assessed without drying
Formal Unit:  mass unit

Comment:  "when known, the component of the dispersule on which the measurements have been taken should be specified: seed, fruit, germinule. The term ""dispersule fresh weight"" should not be used since the mass of an object is constant, while its weight varies with the effect of gravity. "
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl


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