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(ecol.)

1 The standing growth of plants, e.g. trees.

2 A term used in vegetation classification to describe a distinctive plant association that may be recognized elsewhere. The composition may vary slightly but the recognition of stands enables comparisons between different vegetation communities to be made. Sometimes the suffix -etum is added to the stem of the generic name of the dominant species.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.


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