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Compound Leaves

Leaves may also have more than one blade attached to a petiole. The separate, smaller blades are called “leaflets”, and there may just be just a few, or many, depending on the kind of plant. The leaflets are attached to a central stalk called the rachis. How the leaflets are arranged is an important plant…

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March 25, 2019

Palm Leaves

There are a few more than 3,000 different species of palms, but they typically produce just a few basic patterns of leaves. Two of the most common leaf structures produced by palm trees are the Fan-type/Palmate (Figure 30) and the Feather-type/Pinnate (Figure 31). Another leaf-related characteristic of interest with palms is whether or not they…

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March 25, 2019