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forest litter
Subject Category
K Forest Science and Forest Products
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
The uppermost layer of organic debris on the ground under a vegetation cover-i.e., essentially the freshly fallen or only slightly decomposed vegetable material, mainly from foliage but also bark fragments, twigs, flowers, fruits, etc.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/41135.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/41135
Used For
forest floor
Broader Term
forest ecology
plant litter
Spanish
hojarasca forestal
Term Number
41135