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Olga Wisinger-Florian - Falling Leaves.JPG
Describes the phenology of leaves Edit or translate this description.
Group: Natural
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

leaf_cycle=* describes the phenology of  leaves, for instance evergreen or deciduous.

This key is used as refinement for woody vegetation, such as woodlands, trees or shrubs.

 Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.


Leaf phenology
Tag Description Sample pictures
leaf_cycle=evergreen Plants that are never entirely without green foliage.

See evergreen on Wikipedia

Conifer forest.jpg Rain in Tena.jpg
leaf_cycle=deciduous Plants that are leafless for a certain period during the year.

See deciduous on Wikipedia

Langaa egeskov rimfrost.jpg
leaf_cycle=semi_evergreen Plants that lose most, but not all, of their foliage for a fraction of the year. Can be found on (sub)tropical woody plants.

See semi-evergreen on Wikipedia

Subtropical semi-evergreen seasonal forest in Northern Thailand.JPG
leaf_cycle=semi_deciduous Plants that lose their foliage for a very short period, when old leaves fall off and new foliage growth is starting.

See semi-deciduous on Wikipedia

Lucombe Oak (Quercus x hispanica 'Lucombeana' ) - - 1186259.jpg
leaf_cycle=mixed Habitat with evergreen and deciduous vegetation. Lahnberge Wald.jpg Chacachacare dry forest 3.JPG
The values relate to the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) by FAO.

Applies to

This tag does not apply on boundary=forest or boundary=forest_compartment entities, only on underlying natural=wood/landuse=forest entities.

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