Monopodial Branching

Monopodial Branching

 

a type of branching in plants, in which the growth of the main axis continues throughout a plant’s life, as do the second-order and third-order branches developing on the main axis. The growth of the main axis may cease temporarily under unfavorable conditions, for example, during the winter. Monopodial branching is characteristic of many seed plants (spruce, oak, lily of the valley), green algae, fungi, and leafy mosses.

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Since reproductive growth is dependent on vegetative growth for the production of fruiting sites (Mauney, 1986), the delay in flowering of the low population was probably caused by the increased proliferation of monopodial branching.
2]), alternatively, had larger inter-plant space to exploit, resulting in more monopodial branching, larger plants, boll development at more distal plant regions (secondary sympodial and monopodial positions), and greater retention of these later occurring flowers.