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Formal name:  whole plant chamaephyte
Local identifier:  TOP216
Definition:  plants (PO:whole plant) which have their survinging buds (PO:bud) situated close to the ground surface on herbaceous shoots (PO:shoot axis) or only slightly lignified shoots, protected by parts of the plant itself and/or by snow cover
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Reference:  after Baesseler, M., Jaeger, E. J., Werner, K. (1996): Exkursionsflora von Deutschland. Bd. 2 Gefaesspflanzen, 16.Auflage Jena (Fischer-Verlag), 639 pages, changed by 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.