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Author Topic:   Is this tree leaf evolution?
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Message 19 of 20 (510938)
06-04-2009 8:41 PM

Just a late reply.........
Hi everyone.
Essentially the answer to Straight Tree's question is that plants have a high degree of morphological variation, especially when they are in their early stages of growth and especially in their leaves.
Take Eucalypts. When young, eucalypts show such a degree of variation in leaf morphology that it can be a nightmare for a botanist to identify them without recourse to examining other more definitive parts of the plant (like the fruit for example).
I think Straight Tree's example is one of a plethora of variations possible for the species - especially in its formative stages.

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