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Monopodial-deliquescent stem

Formal name:  shoot monopodial-deliquescent stem
Local identifier:  TOP146
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that has a stem (PO:stem) which divides, somewhere above its base, into two to several, more or less equal branches (PO:branch) that continue branching upward to produce a wider, more flat-topped crown
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  monopodial-deliquescent stem is used in the context of the trait plant growth form (TOP:plant growth form)
Reference:  Pérez-Harguindeguy N., Díaz S., Garnier E., Lavorel S., Poorter H., Jaureguiberry P., Bret-Harte M. S., Cornwell W. K., Craine J. M., Gurvich D. E., Urcelay C., Veneklaas E. J., Reich P. B., Poorter L., Wright I. J., Ray P., Enrico L., Pausas J. G., de Vos A. C., Buchmann N., Funes G., Quétier F., Hodgson J. G., Thompson K., Morgan H. D., ter Steege H., van der Heijden M. G. A., Sack L., Blonder B., Poschlod P., Vaieretti M. V., Conti G., Staver A. C., Aquino S., Cornelissen J. H. C. (2013) New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide. Australian Journal of Botany 61, 167_234 (adapted)