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Vernation

Definition
noun, plural: vernations
(botany) The arrangement of leaves within the leaf buds.
Supplement
Vernation may be used to identify plants. It pertains to the leaf or leaves within a leaf bud about to unfold.
Some of the common types of vernations are the following:

Word origin: Latin vernātiō, of vernāre, (springlike).
Synonym(s):

Compare:

  • aestivation
  • ptyxis


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