Developmental models of herbaceous plants

  • Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
  • Aristid Lindenmayer
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The examples of trees presented in the previous chapter introduce L- systems as a plant modeling tool. They also illustrate one of the most striking features of the generative approach to modeling, called data base amplification [136]. This term refers to the generation of complex- looking objects from very concise descriptions—in our case, L-systems comprised of small numbers of productions. Yet in spite of the small size, the specification of L-systems is not a trivial task.


Developmental Model Main Axis Lateral Branch Apical Dominance Derivation Step 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
    • 1
  • Aristid Lindenmayer
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ReginaReginaCanada

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