heterophyllous


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heterophyllous

[‚hed·ə′räf·ə·ləs]
(botany)
Having more than one form of foliage leaves on the same plant or stem.
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Herbivore-deterring secondary compounds in heterophyllous woody species of the Mascarene Islands.
Like other birches, it is a deciduous heterophyllous tree that has two types of leaf-bearing shoots, long shoots and short shoots.
Large-leaved pondweed; 9, 10, 19; submersed and having the heterophyllous condition; rare, found in water up to 1.0 m deep; C = 10; CN = 36.
Variable pondweed; 2-4, 6-8, 12, 16, 18-21; submersed and having the heterophyllous condition; abundant and widespread throughout the lake, found in water up to 2.0 m deep; C = 8; CN = 5.
Most Gunnera species are heterophyllous, producing petiolate leaves
Shoot growth characteristics of heterophyllous woody plants.
A morphometric analysis of heterophyllous leaf development in Ranunculus flabellaris.
Although cottonwoods are heterophyllous, producing morphologically distinct early- and late-flush leaves, this paper deals only with the first-flush leaves, because only these leaves are used by P.