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Plant leaf area trait

Formal name:  whole plant leaf area trait
Local identifier:  TOP72
Related Term:  leaf size
Definition:  the sum of the area (PATO:area) of all leaves (PO:leaf) or components thereof (TOP:leaf area trait) on the shoot (PO:shoot system)
Formal Unit:  area unit

Comment:  "when known, the component of the leaves on which the measurements have been taken should be specified: leaf (PO:leaf), leaf lamina (PO:leaf lamina). The related term ""leaf size"" is polysemic and we suggest to not use it in this context."
Reference:  Eric Garnier, Jens Kattge, Stefan Klotz, Ingolf Kühn, Ulrike Stahl