MemberJune 1, 2023 at 10:36 pm::
There are two main types of leaves-
1. Simple Leaves:
It is a single leaf with undivided leaflets which are directly attached to the stem and always attached to a twig by its stem or the petiole.
Examples: Maple, oaks, banana, guava, mango, etc.
2. Compound Leaves:
A leaf composed of multiple leaflets attached to the midvein. It has its own stalk.
Examples: Neem, rose, clover, desert cotton, etc.
Based on the types of leaf veins and their arrangement in the lamina, compound leaves are further classified into two types:
1. Pinnately compound leaves:
They are leaflets arranged symmetrically along the center of the leaf. Each leaflet is attached or pinned to the midrib. It makes the leaf look like a feather.
2. Palmately compound leaf:
They are leaflets radiating outwards from the end of the petiole. It looks similar to the fingers of the palm of our hands.