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Side shoots behind the tip of the stem in pondweed

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axillary buds
3  stem
2  leaflets

English name: Pondweed
Scientific name: Elodea sp.
Familia: Hydrocharitaceae
Classis: Monocotyledonas
Phylum: Angiospermae
Regnum: Plantae
The leaflets of pondweed consist of only a double layer of cells. Also the buds are only two cells thick. The cells in the stem are still flat but they can stretch.

last modified: 5 Jun 2014