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Thickened lateral root

Formal name:  lateral root thickened
Local identifier:  TOP171
Definition:  the lateral root (PO:lateral root) or adventitious root (PO:lateral root) is thickened.
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Comment:  Contrary to root tubers it has not lost primary root functions, such as absorption and anchoring
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.


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