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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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