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Formal name:  shoot pleiocorm
Local identifier:  TOP157
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that occurs at the proximal end of the persistent primary root (PO:primary root). The innovation buds (PO:bud) are situated in the axils (PO:leaf axil) of basal leaves (PO:leaf)
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  The connections between the shoots and the primary root are persistent. Shoot is pleicorm 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.