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Explain the three types of phyllotaxy and give examples of each type.


Asked by Topperlearning User 31st May 2016, 9:01 AM
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The three types of phyllotaxy are as follows:



1. Alternate type of phyllotaxy:



A single leaf arises at each node in an alternate manner.



Examples: China rose, Sun flower



2. Opposite type of phyllotaxy:



A pair of leaves arise at each node and lie opposite to each other.



Examples: Calotropis, Guava



3. Whorled type of phyllotaxy:



More than two leaves arise at a node and form a whorl.



Example: Alstonia


Answered by Expert 31st May 2016, 11:01 AM
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