growth form

growth form

[′grōth ‚fȯrm]
(ecology)
The habit of a plant determined by its appearance of branching and periodicity.
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Plants do have some control over group size, through seed dispersal, plant growth form, and the arrangement of traps in time and space.
The workshops were also attended by a number of programme supervisors from the MoPH and the PHCC to learn how to use and apply the WHO approved growth form.
Production of high-quality mabe pearls can only be achieved when the size, age, and growth form of the oyster are carefully considered (Saucedo et al.
Tenders are invited for Removal of nachu and weed growth form canal bed from km 14.
Eighty-six plant species were identified around the three pans, where the dominant growth form was mostly trees.
Phenology and growth form distribution in an alpine pasture at Tungnath, Garhwal Himalaya.
We studied an 18-day colonization period (short-term successional process) in a floodplain lake under different hydrological periods (low and high water) to answer three questions: i) what functional traits (size class, growth form, strength of attachment to the substratum, and functional strategies) of periphytic algae prevailed in terms of richness, density and biovolume; ii) which attribute of the community (richness, density or biovolume) showed the most obvious difference in functional traits between hydrological periods; and iii) how periphytic algae functional diversity dynamics work along a short-term successional process in two different hydrological periods.
Once these variables are converted into growth form equation (3) can be written as:
Alan Kearsley-Evans, the National Trust's Coast and Countryside manager for Gower and Ceredigion, said: "Certain species of cotoneaster have an aggressive growth form and can do very well in exposed coastal positions.
Even though the cover was significantly greater in the tundra or in the clonal growth form, some cover was often present in both habitats, and therefore it is less clear how this shift will affect the overall biodiversity of this ecotone.
Some of the varietal differences include growth form (height and canopy girth), flower color, blooming period and leaf color.