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Rhizome-like pleiocorm

Formal name:  shoot rhizome-like pleiocorm
Local identifier:  TOP159
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that has more or less crowded shoots (PO:shoot axis), persisting several years which arise mainly at the proximal end of the primary root (PO:primary root) especially in the first years of the individual cycle.
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  At first the newly formed shoots arise from basal leaf axils (PO:leaf axil), later from the rhizome like, adventitiously rooted shoots. rhizome-like pleiocorm 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.