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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia

Compiled by A.McCusker

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scale: a reduced or rudimentary leaf, e.g. surrounding a dormant bud; a thin flap of tissue of epidermal origin, e.g. at the base of a stamen in Simaroubaceae; a thin scarious trichome which is flattened and variously shaped. Leaf Development
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