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Formal name:  whole plant pseudophanerophyte
Local identifier:  TOP215
Synonym Term:  pseudoshrub
Definition:  plants (PO:whole plant) which have their survinging buds (PO:bud) situated on this year?s shoots (PO:shoot axis) forming an aboveground, stemless, strongly ramified but only slightly lignified shoot system (PO:shoot system). Shoots flower in the second year, die down afterwards and are replaced by new innovation shoots annually
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

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.