orthostichy


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orthostichy

(ɔːˈθɒstɪkɪ)
n, pl -chies
1. (Botany) an imaginary vertical line that connects a row of leaves on a stem
2. (Botany) an arrangement of leaves so connected
[C19: from ortho- + Greek stikhos line]
orˈthostichous adj
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Branches vascularized by two bundles that are derived from cauline bundles that flank the orthostichy of the subtending leaf: 0 = absent; 1 = present.