Phyllodineous

Phyl`lo`din´eous


a.1.(Bot.) Having phyllodia; relating to phyllodia.
References in classic literature ?
We occasionally though rarely see something of this kind in plants: thus the embryonic leaves of the ulex or furze, and the first leaves of the phyllodineous acaceas, are pinnate or divided like the ordinary leaves of the leguminosae.
1) are found among phyllodineous Acacia species (Kaplan, 1980), European ivy (Hedera helix, Goebel, 1913), aroid vines (Lee & Richards, 1991), Ulex europaeus (a leafless shrub with a leaf-beating "juvenile" stage), or tree species with a "divaricate" initial stage, i.e.
A classic example are phyllodineous Acacia species, where the compound leaves of juveniles are seen as an evolutionary legacy of an ancient, leaf-bearing progenitor (Kaplan, 1980; Gardner et al., 2008).