leaf insertion

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leaf insertion (plural leaf insertions)

  1. (botany) In liverworts, the angle and orientation of the plane of the leaves with respect to the axis of the stem.
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 6
      The Chilean Amphijubula Schust. (Schuster, 1970a) which has the facies of a small Frullania and agrees with Frullania in leaf insertion and branching, has a nontiered seta with 16 epidermal cell rows surrounding 4 inner rows.

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