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Unformatted text preview: of a young Tilia (basswood) stem. The Leaf The leaf consists of the (generally) flat blade, one or more leaf veins, a petiole , and usually an axillary bud . The petiole can be long (as in celery and bok-choy) or short (as in cabbage and lettuce). Leaves may be simple or compound : simple leaves have a single subdivision or leaflet, compound leaves have more than one leaflet. Leaves attach to stems at nodes ( internodes are the spaces between nodes). Leaf phyllotaxy is the pattern exhibited (spiral, opposite, alternate, whorled) of leaf attachment to a stem....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10