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Plant species altitudinal range

Formal name:  plant species altitudinal range
Local identifier:  TOP173
Synonym Term:  plant species altitudinal level
Definition:  a feature of the plant species (Mayr:species) characterizing the altitudinal level or multiple levels at which the individuals may occur.
Formal Unit:  unitless (ordinal)

Comment:  The levels can be ordered according to increasing altitude as follows: lowland, colline, montane, subalpine, alpine. If individuals of a species occur in different altitudinal levels, the whole amplitude of the assigend altitudinal levels represent the altitudinal range of the respective species.
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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