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An area of stunted windblown trees growing at high elevations on mountain slopes.

[German Krummholz : krumm, crooked; see krummhorn + Holz, wood (from Middle High German holz, from Old High German).]


(Botany) botany another name for elfin forest, woodland
[C20: from German krumm bent + Holz wood]
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The capture site is located at 1,396 m in elevation in a mountain fir forest or alpine krummholz (following Edinger et al.
A slightly different emphasis is offered by Martin Krummholz, writing on Central Europe.
And when that approach fails, the official code of conduct in the land of snow and krummholz is simple: You put on a straight face and lie.