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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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Inflorescences in racemes, internodes short or constricted, axillary, 1 per axil, 2-4 cm in length, 1 pair of terminal triads, axis of inflorescence cylindrical, contracted, bracts acute, the middle bract similar to the laterals.
Inflorescences simple, without vegetative leaves, mostly borne on leafy stems but occasionally on leafless stems, in axils of current leaves or after fall of the subtending leaf, 1.
20[degrees], occasionally with secondary branchlets or anastomoses with adjacent podetia, with closed axils, gradually attenuated from the base, often with forked tips.
As the anuran choice element, in relation to the accessory and accidental shelter, we evaluate the physical characteristics of sampled plants (the water volume in the leaf axils and in the plant centre, the number of leaves and leaf axils, base width and biggest leaf length, the biggest diameter and plant height - from the rosette base to the top of the highest leaf).
It was previously reported from the northwestern Provinces of Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta and Tucuman (Mitchell & Darsie, 1985) from axils of A.
We were unable to determine the prey preference of Phimophorus in the field, however, because of the large number of arthropods present in the axils of the palms.
Even though some compound leaves are large enough that the individual leaflets might appear to be separate leaves, confusion can be avoided by remembering that buds always occur in the axil of leaves; leaflets do not have buds in their axils.
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.
Up to 30 or more figs will form in the axils of the main and branch stems if grown in good light.
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.
Keep them moist and babies will appear in the leaf axils - as if by magic.
Usually located in major vein axils, they are used by mites, typically fungivorous or predatory species, for shelter and breeding (O'Dowd and Willson, 1989; Pemberton and Turner, 1989; Walter and Denmark, 1991; Willson, 1991; O'Dowd and Pemberton, 1994; Rozario, 1995a).