microphyll

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microphyll

(ˈmaɪkrəʊfɪl)
n
(Botany) botany the relatively small type of leaf produced by club mosses and horsetails. Compare megaphyll
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38 followed by microphylls, nanophylls and mesophyll.
It was followed by microphylls and nanophylls having the contribution of 18.
Plants erect or creeping, not mat forming; microphylls with 1-2 rows of transparent.
Plants creeping, mat forming; microphylls with 3-5 rows of transparent marginal cells 2.
precoccineum has asymmetric oblong microphylls, seven pairs of secondary
4 sq in (26 and 225 sq mm); microphylls are leaves between 0.
There is also a tendency to reduce leaf size: small leaves, microphylls, which are rare in tropical rainforests become more common as rainfall decreases.