bud - an underdeveloped and unelongated stem
composed of a short axis with compressed internodes, a meristematic
apex, and primordial leaves and/or flowers.
bud - a bud at the tip of a stem
responsible for terminal growth.
or lateral bud
- buds along
side the axis of a stem; they at were produced by the terminal
bud during growth; once they grow out and form a lateral stem
they become terminal buds of the lateral branch.
bud - a bud
containing a floral meristem which develops into flowers; usually
larger than vegetative buds.
scar - a scar
marking the former point of attachment of a leaf or petiole to
internode - the part of the stem between
node - part of stem marking the
point of attachment of leaves, flowers, fruits, buds and other
- rough areas on stems (and some
fruits, ex. apple) composed of loosely packed cells extending
from the cortex through the ruptured epidermis; serve as "breathing
pores" for gas exchange. Only occur on young stems.
rings - bud scale scars from the last
terminal bud; they denote flushes of growth (usually per year).
Can be used to age stems because usually 1 set of growth rings
is produced per year on temperate trees in the Temperate Climatic