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n. pl.1.(Bot.) A term proposed by Endlicher to include all plants with an axis containing vascular tissue and with foliage.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Allsopp (1965) revised the following general traits that might be affected by the occurrence of heteroblasty in cormophytes: (1) changes in leaf morphology (size, shape), vegetative/reproductive phase), anatomy, juvenility, arrested organs, and differential growth; (2) changes in phyllotaxis; (3) changes in stem characteristics; (4) changes in the apical bud; (5) changes in growth habit and in physiological characteristics; and (6) reversion to juvenile forms in adult plants.
872) that the fruits of thallophytes were in no way homologous to the neutral generation of cormophytes).