[Plant-biology] Re: Corn plants with opposite leaves?
mmanners at flsouthern.edu
Fri Jan 20 07:28:00 EST 2006
Stewart Robert Hinsley wrote:
> In message <dqm0r4$ehb$1 at gargoyle.oit.duke.edu>, mel turner
> <mturner at snipthis.acpub.duke.edu> writes
>> Does anyone know if this or similar oddities have been reported before?
> Before I chime in, are you interested in aberrations in corn, in
> Poaceae, or in general?
I've always been fascinated by Feijoa sellowiana (Myrtaceae), which
commonly has alternate, opposite, whorled (3s) and very occasionally
whorled (4s) on the same shrub/tree. They don't seem to switch during a
growth flush, but when a new flush starts, it can be different from its
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