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Tufted shoot

Formal name:  shoot tuft
Local identifier:  TOP167
Definition:  a shoot system (PO:shoot system) that has ring-like arranged more or less orthotropously growing shoots, which are tightly-packed because of numerous, spatially more or less regular ramification of the basally crowded, adventitiously rooted parts of the shoots
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.