The upper angle between a leaf stalk or branch and the stem or trunk from which it is growing.
- There are two or three flowers in the axils of the upper leaves.
- Hermaphroditic flowers develop from leaf axils and have eight stamens (with pollen connected by viscin threads), and a cross-shaped stigma.
- In the leaf axils of most dicotyledonous trees well-developed buds are present.
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