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Leaf Arrangement: Subopposite
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What makes leaf arrangement subopposite?

Def: Leaves appear near opposite but not exactly opposite at a node without a fascicle

Notes: Often many plants that exhibit an opposite behaviour may also have some subopposite tendancies. These types of plants will be described as having opposite to subopposite arrangement.

 

 

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