Fuels consisting of dead herbaceous plants and roundwood less than about one-fourth inch (6.4 mm) in diameter. Also included is the uppermost layer of needles or leaves on the forest floor.
Source: National Wildfire Coordinating Group. 2012. Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology. PMS 205. Accessed on 9 September 2013. Available at http://www.nwcg.gov