What do plants with an alternate leaf arrangement have?
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Also to know is, what is an alternate leaf arrangement?
In alternate-leaved plants, the leaves are single at each node and borne along the stem alternately in an ascending spiral. In opposite-leaved plants, the leaves are paired at a node and borne opposite to each other.
Additionally, what is the example of alternate Phyllotaxy? In alternate phyllotaxy, a single leaf arises from the node of a branch. This type of phyllotaxy is observed in the sunflower, mustard and peepal. Plants with opposite phyllotaxy have two leaves arising from the node in opposite directions. It is found in guava and jamun plants.
Simply so, what are the four major leaf arrangements?
There are four basic types of Phyllotaxy.
- Alternate : ( one leaf per node ) When a single leaf arises at each node the phyllotaxy is alternate e.g. Sunflower, China rose, Mustard.
- Spiral : ( one or more leaves per node )
- Opposite : ( two leaves per node )
- Whorled : ( three or more leaves per node )
What is the difference between alternate and opposite leaves?
First let's explain the difference. If a plant has alternate leaf arrangement then there is only one leaf at each node, and the direction of the leaf coming off the stem alternates. If it is opposite then there is a pair of leafs at each node, opposite each other.