Thursday 31 March 2011: Spiral Phyllotaxis
"On account of their very large, prominently-stalked leaves, palms are
ideal material to study phyllotaxis, which means the arrangement of leaves
on the trunk. The leaves of palms are produced one after another, and their
arrangement is termed alternate, which is the case with the majority of
plants that display spiral phyllotaxis."
Stan Grist said:
Fibonacci numbers are Nature's numbering system. They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the scales of a pineapple. The Fibonacci numbers are therefore applicable to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even all of mankind.
Image - Borassus Palm?