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The term used to describe certain trees or shrubs that shed leaves annually or periodically. (not evergreen)


"Glossary", FOREST RESTORATION RESEARCH UNIT, 2008. "Research for Restoring Tropical Forest Ecosystems: A Practical Guide". Biology Department, Science Faculty, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Alternative definition

The phenology of perennial plants which are leafless for a certain perod during the year. The leaf shedding usually takes place simultaneously in connection with the unfavourable season.

Alternative source

Terminology for integrated resource planning and management, FAO, 1999 (X2079E)