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axil

the angle between the upper surface of a branch or leafstalk and the stem from which it grows

Axil

 

in plants, the point of divergence between a leaf and a branch. The axils of seed plants usually contain one or more axillary, or lateral, buds, from which may develop a leaf shoot or a branchlet of an inforescence, flower, thorn, or tendril.

axil

[′ak·səl]
(biology)
The angle between a structure and the axis from which it arises, especially for branches and leaves.
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The horizontal system could easily be seen as derived from the archetypal two-bracted inflorescence of the family: it has retained the pairs of bracts, but instead of forming a terminal flower it has gained unlimited growth, forming further pairs of bracts; the buds in the axils of the bracts are sterilized and grow out as vegetative shoots at first.
sativum, secondary axillary buds are present in the vegetative axils, but they seldom develop.
The ovuliferous scale is now prevailingly considered to be a sporophyll-bearing branch in the axil of the bract from the axis of the strobilus (Bierhorst, 1971; Chamberlain, 1935; Florin, 1954; Foster & Gifford, 1974; Sporne, 1965).
albopictus Cement tanks, plastic containers, metal containers, ant guards, latex cups, tree-holes, banana plant leaf axils, mud pots, flowerpot trays, grinding stones, tyres, glass bottles, spathes or bracts and discarded containers.
Diplazium celtidifolium Kunze has similar linear and lanceolate scales on the rachises, and also has buds on the axils of distal pinnae, but differs from D.
Nests are often difficult to locate, but may be found in hollow twigs, old termite galleries in dead wood, grass culms, voids in tree trunks, and leaf axils of palms (Deyrup et al.
But if you like a steady supply of basil all season, just pinch out clusters of leaves on the ends of the stems, leaving little buds in the leaf axils to grow and quickly produce new leaves.
We need to prune off just enough to shape u p the tree and t o encourage the buds in the axils of the leaves to swell and develop into fat blossom buds that will burst into flower next spring.
It will produce new shoots from the leaf axils, but all the new growth will need food so start applying a liquid fertiliser when you cut it back.
Plant moss-like; leaves simple and greatly reduced; blades bearing a single midvein or midveins wanting; sporangia in axils of leaves or in cone-like strobili.
This plant, and several other lilies, produce tiny bulbs in the leaf axils all the way up the stem.
Remove them from the leaf axils and pot in compost.