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Table 2 Phyllotactic parameters with standard error

From: Isolating phyllotactic patterns embedded in the secondary growth of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) using magnetic resonance imaging

Parameter Value
Number of primordia 36
Handedness Counterclockwise
Divergence angle (d) \({142.928}^{\circ } \pm {1.181}^{\circ }\) (2.495 rad ± 0.021 rad)
Divergence fraction (\(d^*\)) 0.397 ± 0.003
Average rise (r) 2.896 cm ± 0.182 cm
Visible and opposed parastichy pairs (1,2), (2,3), (3,5), (5,8)
Parastichy numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 8
Conspicuous parastichy pair (2,3)
Conspicuous phyllotactic fraction \(F_3/F_5 = 2/5\)
Number of orthostichies 5
  1. The “handedness” of the system is the direction of the genetic spiral starting from the bottom of the sample. The families of parastichies alternate between clockwise and counterclockwise direction