detached meristem

detached meristem

[di′tacht ′mer·ə‚stem]
(botany)
A meristematic region originating from apical meristem but becoming discontinuous with it because of differentiation of intervening tissue.
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Some cases of delayed or induced development of axillary buds from persisting detached meristems in conifers.
Axillary buds are described as being initiated from detached meristems which show cytohistological zonation consisting of 2 layers, stratified initials, overlaying a group of subtending cells, the basal initials.
Axillary buds are initiated from detached meristems at the third node.