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Unformatted text preview: Although we will discuss this more when we discuss secondary growth and woody plants, one way in which a plant can have a larger girth is to produce a meristem that proliferates laterally just below the apical meristem. This thickened meristem is so large that the true apical meristem with its leaf primordia appears sunken into this area. The thickened meristem is procambium, which produces huge numbers of vascular bundles within the stem. This region of proliferating procambium is known as the meristematic cap....
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- Fall '09