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Leaf Axis

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The palm leaf axis is a complex organ divided into three discrete and disparate regions: leaf sheath, petiole, and rachis, each with a different function — basal support, blade extension, and blade ... More


Leaf Lamina

P. Barry Tomlinson, James W. Horn, and Jack B. Fisher

in The Anatomy of Palms: Arecaceae - Palmae

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199558926
eISBN:
9780191810077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199558926.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The palm leaf is a complex expression of diversity within a single organ, related to the primary function of photosynthesis. Complexity arises as a consequence of the frequent large size and ... More


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