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Tsuga heterophylla (Raf.) Sarg.

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Tsuga heterophylla is a species of tree in the family pines. It is a photoautotroph.

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EOL has data for 54 attributes, including:

  • habitat includes
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    • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000508
    • Definition: A step-like feature between higher and lower ground: a relatively flat or gently inclined shelf of earth, backed and fronted by steep slopes or manmade detaining walls.
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  • native range includes
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    United States (USA)
  • photosynthetic pathway
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/photosyntheticPathway
    • Definition: the biochemical pathway a plant uses to gain carbon for growth and reproduction. Plants have evolved three photosynthetic pathways, each in response to distinct environmental conditions, resulting in differences in their ecological patterns of growth and distribution.
    • Comment: https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-ecology-of-photosynthetic-pathways-15785165
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    C3 photosynthetic plant
    • URI: https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q286954
    • Definition: one of three metabolic pathways for carbon fixation in photosynthesis, along with C4 and CAM. This process converts carbon dioxide and ribulose bisphosphate (RuBP, a 5-carbon sugar) into 3-phosphoglycerate through the following reaction: CO2 + H2O + RuBP → (2) 3-phosphoglycerate This reaction occurs in all plants as the first step of the Calvin–Benson cycle.
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  • plant lifeform
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    terrestrial plant
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/terrestrialPlant
    • Definition: A terrestrial plant is a plant that grows on or in or from land. Other types of plants are aquatic (living in water), epiphytic (living on trees) and lithophytic (living in or on rocks)
    • Attribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_plant
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  • woodiness
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    • URI: https://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q757163
    • Definition: a plant that produces wood as its structural tissue. Wood is a structural cellular adaptation that allows woody plants to grow from above ground stems year after year, thus making some woody plants the largest and tallest terrestrial plants. Wood is primarily composed of xylem cells with cell walls made of cellulose and lignin
    • Attribution: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_plant
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