A leaf consisting of several or many distinct parts (leaflets) joined to a single stem.
- Remember, however, that the frond is just a compound leaf and not a stem.
- Because the Sesbania species have pinnately compound leaves, for defoliation the central rachis of the leaf was cut once halfway along its length.
- Given the large number of leaflets which make up the compound leaf of A. spinosa, it is difficult to understand why White's numbers are so low.
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