Origin of bud scale
First recorded in 1875–80
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The Lilac also shows a gradation from bud-scale to simple leaf.The Elements of Botany
The scars on the stem are of three kinds, leaf, bud-scale, and flower-cluster scars.
The bud-scale scar is quite different from the other trees which we have examined.
- one of the hard protective sometimes hairy or resinous specialized leaves surrounding the buds of certain plants, such as the rhododendron
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