Explain with suutable examples the different types of phyllotaxy

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Phyllotaxy is the study of the arrangement of leaves on the stem or a branch of a plant. It is of three types:

1. Alternate -In this type, a single leaf arises from the node of a branch. Example - Sunflower, Mustard.

2. Opposite - In this type, two leaves arise from the node in opposite directions. Example - Guava and Jamun plants.

3.  Whorled - In this type, three or more leaves arise from the same node. Example - Astonia. 

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