Proposed features/Liana

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Status: Draft (under way)
Proposed by: EzekielT
Tagging: natural=liana
Applies to: node, area, relation
Definition: A liana.
Drafted on: 2018-11-16

A tag for lianas. Disclaimer: this tag is currently not in use yet (will update in the future when it does eventually get used). See the tag's page at "Tag:natural=liana".


Lianas are various long, woody vines that are rooted in the soil. They use many means of vertical support (often trees, although it could be just about anything that's vertical) to climb and get direct sunlight.

How it would be used

If the liana is wrapped around a tree, it may be more sensible to tag the tree liana=yes than to create a new, overlapping node.

How to map

Place a node (node) at the location of the moss with the tag natural=liana.

Additional tags

  • name=* - Describes the official name given to the liana (in most cases there are none).
  • check_date=* - Describes when this liana was observed.
  • colour=* - Describes the colour of the liana; when observed.
  • height=* - Describes the height of the liana.
  • width=* - Describes the width of the liana.
  • genus=* - Describes the scientific name of the genus (first part of the scientific name).
  • species=* - Describes the scientific name of the species.
  • taxon=* - Describes of the scientific name; describing any taxonomic level; e.g. order, family, genus, species, sub-species or cultivar.

See other, undiscussed ideas at the plant descriptors page.


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See also