alternate phyllotaxy

alternate phyllotaxy

[′ȯl·tər·nət ′fil·ə‚tak·sē]
(botany)
An arrangement of leaves that occur individually at nodes and on opposite sides of the stem.
A spiral arrangement of leaves on a stem, with one leaf at a node.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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