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Runner shoot with tuberous tip

Formal name:  shoot runner with tuberous tip
Local identifier:  TOP151
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that has tuberous swelling of several internodes (PO:shoot internode) at the distal end of a subterranean runner
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  Subterranean runners develop mostly at the end of the vegetation period for storing food. Above ground shoots develop from the tuber the following season. Runner with tuberous tip 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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