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Aboveground  [ Botany ]
synonym: Aerial

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  Located or occurring on or above the surface of the ground.  
     
Compare with: Underground
     
Aboveground biomass  [ Botany , Ecology         ]
     
  The aboveground portion of a plant (corresponding to the shoot system) , excluding the root system.  
     
The above ground biomass  indicate the organic matter stored in plants, not including roots and soil. For example in a typical forest, 80% of the total organic matter is above ground while only 10% of the total organic matter is above ground in grasslands.
     

 

 

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