General habit characters are those relating to the whole plant.
The next step is to select one of these characters from the list on the left-hand side in order to view definitions of its various features.
Here is a list of the possible general habit characters to choose from:
habit (trees, shrubs, lianas or herbs)
stems and/or leaves (with/without latex and colour of if present)
vegetative parts (resinous or not)
plant form (normal, switch or of peculiar vegetative form)
plants, nutrition (e.g. autotrophic, parasitic, carnivourous...)
leaf arrangement (in a rosette or not)
herbs - mode of perennation (e.g. bulbaceous, cormous, tuberous...)
growth form (self-supporting, epiphytic or climbing)
types of climbers (e.g. stem twiners, petiole twiners, root climbers ...)
ecological type (hydrophytic or not)
hydrophytic habitat (marine or non-marine)