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Leaf bud  [ Botany ]
Synonym: Gemma

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Since buds are formed in the axils of leaves, their distribution on the stem is the same as that of leaves (see: Phyllotaxis) . There are alternate, opposite, and whorled buds, as well as the terminal bud at the tip of the stem.

 

 

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