A flattened branch or stem-joint resembling and functioning as a leaf.
More example sentences
- The erect or pendent inflorescence, usually inserted below the abscission layer, arises from the rhizome in some groups, while it is merged into the leaf blade in others, resembling a phylloclade as in Ruscus.
- The variation in some vegetative (climbing shoot, second-order branches or ‘phylloclades’) and sexual (inflorescence and flowers) characters was analysed in 115 plant specimens.
mid 19th century: from modern Latin phyllocladium, from Greek phullōdēs 'leaflike', from phullon 'leaf'.
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