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Ellenberg temperature value

Formal name:  plant populations temperatue indicator value according to Ellenberg
Abbreviation:  T
Local identifier:  TOP778
Synonym Term:  plant temperature preference
Related Term:  cold tolerance
Definition:  a feature of the plant population (EFO:plant population) or plant species (Mayr:species) describing the occurrence of its individuals in temperature gradients from arctic to mediterranean and from alpine to lowland
Formal Unit:  unitless (ordinal)

Comment:  The values are indicators for the ecological behavior of a distinct plant species distributed in Central Europe, i.e. for its occurance under field conditions, including competition of many other plants. The different temperature values can be ordered according to increasing temperature as follows: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9
Reference:  Ellenberg, H., Weber, H. E., Duell, R., Wirth, V., Werner, W., Paulissen, D. (1992): Zeigerwerte der Pflanzen in Mitteleuropa, 2nd edition, Scripta Geobotanica, Vol. 18, Goltze KG, Goettingen


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