detached meristem

detached meristem

[di′tacht ′mer·ə‚stem]
(botany)
A meristematic region originating from apical meristem but becoming discontinuous with it because of differentiation of intervening tissue.
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Some cases of delayed or induced development of axillary buds from persisting detached meristems in conifers.
Axillary buds are initiated from detached meristems at the third node.
Although Wardlaw's (1943a, 1943b) "detached meristems" were characterized as simple groups of cells that remain undifferentiated, in ferns such as Hypolepis the lateral buds develop directly into organized, active branch shoot apices.