Proliferous Buds

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Proliferous Buds

 

(1) In angiosperms, proliferous buds are those that can break off the maternal organism and form new plants; in many cases they form in the leaf axils, but they sometimes form on the leaves as well.

(2) In thallus plants, proliferous buds are single-celled or multicelled formations that reproduce vegetatively.

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