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Axillary bud     [ Botany ]
Synonym: Lateral bud

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  The axillary bud is a bud that develops in the axil of a leaf of a plant (synonymous with lateral bud).  
     

The axillary bud is a bud that develops in the axil of a leaf of a plant (synonymous with lateral bud). Axillary buds develop from the nodes which then becomes a new stem. Sometimes from axillary buds instead of branches (axillary shoot) also arise flowers, these buds are called floral buds.

(Compare with Adventitious bud, Terminal bud)

     

 

 

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