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|Describes the phenology of leaves|
|Used on these elements|
|Documented values: 5|
|Tools for this tag|
leaf_cycle=* describes the phenology of leaves, for instance evergreen or deciduous.
This key is used as refinement for vegetation, such as woodlands, trees, shrubs or other plants.
Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.
|leaf_cycle=evergreen||Plants that are never entirely without green foliage.
See evergreen on Wikipedia
|leaf_cycle=deciduous||Plants that are leafless for a certain period during the year.
See deciduous on Wikipedia
|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
|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
|leaf_cycle=mixed||Habitat with evergreen and deciduous vegetation.|
|The values relate to the Land Cover Classification System (LCCS) by FAO.|
- landuse=forest – Managed woodland.
- natural=wood – Woodland with no forestry.
- natural=scrub – Uncultivated land covered with bushes or stunted trees.
- natural=tree – Single tree, often significant. (Note that mixed leaf cycle never applies here.)
- natural=tree_row – Line of trees.
- barrier=hedge – Line of closely spaced shrubs.
- natural=shrub – A single shrub or bush.
- natural=shrubbery – An area of shrubbery that is actively maintained or pruned by humans.
- natural=plant – A generic tag for a plant.
- landuse=orchard – Plantation of trees or shrubs maintained for food production.
This tag does not apply on boundary=forest or boundary=forest_compartment entities, only on underlying natural=wood/landuse=forest entities.
- Proposed_features/leaftype – Proposal for this feature
- leaf_type=* describes the type of leaves, for instance broadleaved or needleleaved.