|Better Farming Series 02 - The Plant: the Stem; the Buds; the Leaves (FAO - INADES, 1976, 30 p.)|
|Plan of work|
|Where is the stem?|
|How a stem is made|
|What the stem does|
|How a leaf is made|
|The shape of leaves|
|What are leaves for?|
|How the leaf changes raw sap into elaborated sap|
|Organic matter in the plant|
|The plant breathes.|
|The plant transpires.|
|Some practical applications|
|The plant needs air and light|
|The plant needs water|
|The plant needs its leaves|
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.