Differential type

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Differential type, also called separation type, is a term used in plant sociology and geobotany . Differential species are plant species that can occur or be absent from several plant communities . Their occurrence or absence allows the societies or associations characterized according to character types to be divided into formations or variants. This subdivision by means of differential types can be carried out at any syntaxonomic level in order to e.g. B. to divide associations into sub-associations.


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