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Root tuber

Formal name:  root tuber
Local identifier:  TOP172
Definition:  The root (PO:root) is thickened, not ramified and adventitious, formed by an innovation bud (PO:bud), which primarily acts as storage but rarely as absorption
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

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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