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n. pl. sym·po·di·a (-dē-ə)
An apparent axis that develops when growth occurs by means of lateral branches rather than continuing along the principal stem, often having a zigzag or irregular form. Also called pseudaxis.

[New Latin : syn- + Greek podion, base (from pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots).]

sym·po′di·al (-dē-əl) adj.
sym·po′di·al·ly adv.
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Greater numbers of cotton squares on the soil surface strips near the plant's lap corresponds to the first, second, and third position of the fruitful or sympodial branch until the sixth node of main axis, where most of these reproductive structures are located (GRIGOLLI et al.
Kinnow has naturally sympodial growth habit, farming an outsized bush (eighteen-twenty feet tall) if neglect of pruning.
Cotton plants emerged during 15 March to 15 April compensated their delayed emergence by achieving maximum height, more number of bolls, monopodial and sympodial branches as well as early blooming and with higher economic returns for October picking.
Significant inbreeding depression for sympodial branches was observed in some segregating populations of upland cotton (Khan, 2011; Panni et al.
General combining ability mean squares for all the characters were significant at 5% level of probability in case of plant height and lint index, and were significant at 1% level for sympodial branches plant-1, number of bolls plant-1, boll weight, seed index and seed cotton yield plant-1.
Some botanical terms, such as sympodial and cauliflorous, are used in an unconventional way.
At the early stages of individual development, monopodial growth of the leading shoot can be observed, which is changed by sympodial one in the juvenile or immature ontogenetic state.
Fiber characteristics and papermaking feasibility of major sympodial bamboos in Xishuangbanna.
Those of the sympodial axis are different from those of the monopodial axis.
Species similar to Psittacanthus lasianthus, from which it differs by the sympodial, densely puberulous, three-angled stems, ternate leaves, terminal dichasia, perfoliate bracts, a neck-bearing, not inflated corolla densely laciniate on its outer surface and a triangular, ligule on the inside of each petal, a ring-like nectary, and a micropapillose stigma versus percurrent, glabrous, circular stems, paired leaves, axillary dichasia, not perfoliate bracts, a neck-lacking, inflated corolla without laciniae on its outer surface and a finger-like ligule on the inside of each petal, a 4-lobed nectary, and a smooth stigma in P.
The observations were recorded for number of bolls/plant, sympodial branches/plant, boll weight (g), plant height (cm), fibre length (mm), seed cotton yield/plant (g), seed index (100 seeds weight, g), ginning outturn percentage (GOT %)/ lint %.
There exists the genetic potential for improving the no of bolls per plant, no of leaves per plant and sympodial branches.