Latin phyllodium, Ancient Greek [script?] (phullodes, “resembling a leaf”)
phyllode (plural phyllodes)
- (botany) A flattened petiole or leaf rachis that resembles and functions as a leaf, and may or may not be combined with an actual lamina.
This Acacia has both lamina-supporting and laminaless phyllodes.
The rachis of the compound leaves of Parkinsonia aculeata is the main photosynthetic portion of the leaf; the tiny leaflets later fall
The leaflet stalks of this Rubus species are elongated and resemble prickly stems