Glossary: sympodial

Definition:

(of branching) where the terminal bud ceases to grow (or its function and position are taken another structure such as a flower) and growth is continued by a lateral bud or branch.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Glossary details: sympodial.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=762, retrieved 18 August 2019

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