Explain with suitable examples the different types of phyllotaxy?

Asked by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago |  53

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Phyllotaxy refers to the pattern or arrangement of leaves on the stem or branch of a plant. It is of three types alternate, opposite, and whorled phyllotaxy. In alternate phyllotaxy, a single leaf arises from the node of a branch. This type of phyllotaxy is observed in the sunflower, mustard, and peepal. Plants with opposite phyllotaxy have two leaves arising from the node in opposite directions. It is found in guava and jamun plants. Plants with whorled phyllotaxy have three or more leaves arising from the node. It is found in Alstonia.

Answered by Abhisek | 11 months ago

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