noun (plural monopodia /-ˈpōdēə/)Botany
A single continuous growth axis that extends at its apex and produces successive lateral shoots. Compare with sympodium.
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- The main axis of each is a monopodial unbranched rhizome that grows plagiotropically, with little internode elongation, below the soil surface.
- As a walnut tree ages, the development pattern changes from monopodial to sympodial.
- Rhynia is also a vascular plant, with somewhat monopodial branching to a height of about 18 cm.
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