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Runner-like rhizome

Formal name:  shoot runner-like rhizome
Local identifier:  TOP152
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that has a subterranean or close to the surface situated shoot (PO:shoot axis) with cataphyllary leaves (PO:leaf), which is more or less thickened, adventitiously rooted and long-lived (> 1 year)
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  runner-like rhizome 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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