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two leaves instead of one...

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    Default two leaves instead of one...

    i've been wondering about this for a while (and i happen to have gotten that nifty camera for christmas...) the newish growth on this catt has two leaves instead of a leaf and a sheath like the older growths



    ignore the 'sunburn' on this guy, he's already been repositioned...and the yellow sticky trap (notice fewer gnats tho...)

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    The reason we get two leaves on a cat instead of just one is :- Most of what we call cats are a mixture of bifolate (two leaves at the top)species as well as unifolate (one leaf at the top)species

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchid-man View Post
    The reason we get two leaves on a cat instead of just one is :- Most of what we call cats are a mixture of bifolate (two leaves at the top)species as well as unifolate (one leaf at the top)species

    Thanks Murray!

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    Aha! So that's why they do that.....thanks for the info!
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