|Better Farming Series 02 - The Plant: the Stem; the Buds; the Leaves (FAO - INADES, 1976, 30 p.)|
|How a leaf is made|
Some plants have a short leaf- stalk.
For example, coffee, orange, hibiscus, guava.
Some plants have a long leaf- stalk.
For example, papaw or papaya, sweet potato
Some plants do not have a leaf- stalk.
The leaves of maize, millet or rice surround the stem.
There is no leaf- stalk.