The upcoming discussion will update you about the differences between Simple and Compound Leaves.
Difference # Simple Leaves:
1. The lamina is not divided into separate lobes or leaflets.
2. A bud lies in its axil.
3. The base of the leaf may have stipules.
4. The simple leaves may be borne in one or more planes.
5. Simple leaves are produced on the stem in an acropetal succession.
Difference # Compound Leaves:
1. The lamina is divided into two or more leaflets which may either arise at the tip of petiole or on the sides of a rachis.
2. A bud lies in the axil of the whole leaf but the individual leaflets do not bear axillary buds.
3. The stipules may occur at the base of the whole leaf but corresponding structures are absent at the base of the leaflets (exception— Beans).
4. Leaflets of a compound leaf are always borne in one plane.
5. Leaflets of a compound leaf develop almost simultaneously.