Microphylls


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Microphylls

 

leaves of higher plants that consist of out-growths of the stem (enations). The conducting bundles in microphylls run from the stem without forming leaf gaps (lacunae). Microphylls are characteristic of club mosses, conifers, and Cordaitales.

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The microphylls and megaphylls shares the least value of 15.38%.
Out of which 46.15% were leptophylls, 30.77% were nanophylls 15.38% were megaphylls and microphylls were only 7.69%.
As a whole leptophylls were dominant and their percentage were 57% followed by microphylls, nanophylls and mesophylls.
In the investigated area overall vegetation is dominated by leptophyllous along with microphylls. Leptopylls are the indicators of dry alpine and subalpine vegetation.
In the present study the high percentage of microphylls might be due to cool climate, low temperature, high wind velocity in subalpine and alpine.
(7.) Microphylls of erect stems spreading at 45 degrees; strobili 4-12 mm wide L.
(7.) Microphylls of erect stems ascending at 30 degrees; strobili 10-20 mm wide L.
Revised description: Lamina asymmetric, oblong, simple microphyll
compound, imparipinnate leaves, asymmetric ovate microphyll leaflets
and 14 cm wide, with at least five pairs of ovate microphyll leaflets,