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" ... Alternate leaves are seldom placed one above the other on exactly opposite points of the stem ; but the second leaf will be found to arise a little to the right or left of the opposite point, and the third, a little on one side of the perpendicular... "
The Botanical Text-book: For Colleges, Schools, and Private Students - Page 124
by Asa Gray - 1845 - 509 pages
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Young Englishwoman: A Volume of Pure Literature, New Fashions, and Pretty ...

Women - 1867
...and the third a little on one side of the perpendicular to the first. In the apple and the pear tree it is only when we reach the sixth leaf that we find one placed exactly under the third, *nd so on. They are thus placed in series of fives, so that if you were to trace a...
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Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or ..., Volume 6

Religion and science - 1873
...same vertical line with, the first; and if I proceed further, I shall find the seventh is vertically over the second, the eighth over the third, and so on, the eleventh being, therefore, over both the sixth and first. 3. The following observations will result...
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The Elements of Structural Botany with Special Reference to the Study of ...

Henry Bryon Spotton - Botany - 1897 - 237 pages
...not been twisted out of its normal shape, it will be found that the sixth leaf is always precisely over the first, the seventh over the second, the eighth over the third, and so on, and that the line joining the points of insertion of successive leaves forms a spiral round the stem....
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