Growth form values

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Date created: 2020-07-01
Date modified: 2020-07-13

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At Level 1, only two life forms exist (woody plants or non-woody plants). In contrast, at Level 2, many more detailed categories of growth forms are used. The term growth form is used in a broad sense to describe the form or shape of individual plants (e.g. tree, shrub) or Australian broad floristic land cover types (e.g. native vegetation such as mallee, chenopod shrub; or non-native vegetation such as wheat fields, orchards). The following glossary (modified from ESCAVI 2003 and alphabetised by growth form name) defines the growth forms for structural formations.

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Page 88 to 93 of the National Committee on Soil Terrain, National Committee on Soil Terrain, CSIRO Publishing, & Ebooks Corporation. (2009). Australian soil and land survey : Field handbook (3rd ed., Australian soil and land survey handbook; v. 1). Collingwood, Vic.: CSIRO Publishing.

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Some values that do not exist in the Yellow Book have been added to the collection, such as Epiphyte and Lower plant. See https://www.environment.gov.au/land/publications/australian-vegetation-attribute-manual-v6/section-three-attributes-4#gf01 "Look-up table for: GROWTH FORM CODE".


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