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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia
GLOSSARY

Compiled by A.McCusker


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petiole: the stalk of a leaf.
stem: the main axis or a branch of the main axial system of a plant, developed from the plumule of the embryo and typically bearing leaves.
tendril: a slender climbing organ formed by modification of a part of a plant, e.g. a stem, a leaf or leaflet, a stipule.
Some climbing structures
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