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Table 1 Observation recording scheme for different plant growth forms

From: Flora Capture: a citizen science application for collecting structured plant observations

Perspective Growth form
Herb or shrub Tree Grass or sedge Fern
Mandatory Whole plant Stem Whole grass Whole fern
Flower top Bark Inflorescence Leaf tip
Flower side Leaf top Flower Leaf back
Leaf top Leaf back Leaf tip  
Leaf back   Ligule  
   Leaf back  
Optional Fruit Whole tree   
Inflorescence top Fruit   
Inflorescence side Bud   
Additional leaf top    
Additional leaf back    
Characteristic feature