cladode vs phylloclad what difference

what is difference between cladode and phylloclad



cladode (plural cladodes)

  1. (botany) A flattened organ arising from the stem of a plant. These often replace the leaves in photosynthetic function, as leaves in such plants (for example asparagus, butchers broom) are typically reduced to scales. The term may also refer to the generally flattened shoot such as the cactus shown.


See also

  • phylloclade — a leaflike cladode, with unlimited extension growth


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