phyllome


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phyl·lome

 (fĭl′ōm′)
n.
A leaf or a plant part that evolved from a leaf.

phyl·lo′mic (fĭ-lō′mĭk, -lŏm′ĭk) adj.

phyllome

(ˈfɪləʊm)
n
(Botany) a leaf or a leaflike organ
phyllomic adj

phyl•lome

(ˈfɪl oʊm)

n.
a leaf or a plant part corresponding to a leaf.
[1855–60; < New Latin phyllōma < Greek phýllōma foliage. See phyllo-, -oma]
phyl•lom•ic (fɪˈlɒm ɪk, -ˈloʊ mɪk) adj.
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We concluded that, in the helobial monocotyledons as a whole, inflorescence bracts, sepals, and tepals are homologous structures derived from the phyllomic appendages of the original multiaxial reproductive structure and, therefore, that the divergence between the petaloid and tepaloid groups involved divergence of the relationships between phyllome and subtended structure, at the same time as the axes of the original multiaxial structure became differentiated into "flower" and "inflorescence.