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  • Krummholz or Krumholtz formation (German: krumm, "crooked, bent, William Rogers Fisher introduced the English terms elfin-tree and elfin-wood to correspond to the German Krummholz in his 1903 translation of Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper's Plant-geography upon a Physiological Basis (1898).[3]. — “Krummholz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • If it is caused by wind, it is known as krummholz formation, from the German for 'twisted wood' Severe winter climate conditions at alpine tree line causes stunted krummholz growth. — “Tree line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Oxford English Dictionary uses the spelling 'krummholz' Krummholz is also the German name, with Krumholtz reminding more of a family name, like of David Krumholtz,. — “Talk:Krummholz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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