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MORPHOLOGY OF FLOWERING PLANTS By Pranav Pundarik
Lateral, generally flattened structure borne on the stem. Leaf base, Petiole and Lamin Lamina Stipule Petiole Axillary Leaf bud base (a) Image Credit NCERT Textbook
Pulvinus' Petiole: Hold tight . Flutter Taazi hawa Lamina or the leaf blade.....green expanded part of the leaf with veins and veinlets
VENATION Image Credit : NCERT Teythaak
Simple, when its lamina is entire or when incised, the incisions do not touch the midrib When the incisions of the lamina reach up to the midrib breaking it into a number of leaflets, the leaf is called compound. A bud is present in the axil of petiole in both simple and compound leaves, but not in the axil of leaflets of the compound leat.
Figure 5.8 Compound leaves (a) pinnately compound leaf (b) palmately compound leaf Image Credit: NCERT Textbook
Pinnately compound leaf a number of leaflets are present on a common axis,the rachis, which represents the midrib of the leaf as in neem In Palmately compound leaves, the leaflets are attached at a common point, i.e., at the tip of petiole, as in silk cotton
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