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Shoot tuber

Formal name:  shoot tuber
Local identifier:  TOP161
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that has a thickened, mostly subterranean, roundish, short lived (< 1 year) part of a shoot (PO:shoot axis) which is used as storage
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  Shoot is tuber 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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