Friday, September 07, 2007

Ah, Botany

From Bartley's "The Genetic Diversity of Cacao and Its Utilization":
"Germination is of the epigeal type with the cotyledons being raised above the soil and the two cotyledonary leaves being opposite....The leaves on the main stem are arranged in a spiral in a five-eighths phyllotaxy. These leaves differ from those of the lateral branches by their long petioles. Additional vegetative buds are contained in the axils of the cotyledonary nodes which may be stimulated to develop if the terminal bud is suppressed."

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