Axillary branching of lateral cephalia in cactaceae is not constrained by tilting of shoot apices
Cephalia occasionally have axillary branching in all three tribes of South American cephaliumbearing cacti. I document axillary branching of the cephalium of Espostoa ritteri (synonym: E. lanata), as well as provide three arguments for why axillary branching of cephalia should not be constrained by the physics of having a massive leaning lateral shoot.
|Keywords||Cephalocereus, Coleocephalocereus, lateral cephalium, Plant physics|
Gorelick, R. (2014). Axillary branching of lateral cephalia in cactaceae is not constrained by tilting of shoot apices. Haseltonia, (19), 13–16. doi:10.2985/026.019.0103