The upcoming discussion will update you about the differences between Pinnate Compound Leaf and Branch with Simple Leaves.
Difference # Pinnate Compound Leaf:
1. It bears a lateral bud in its axil.
2. The leaf does not develop from an axillary bud.
3. A leaf does not arise in the axil of any structure.
4. The pinnate compound leaf may bear two lateral stipules at its base.
5. Stipules are not found at the bases of the leaflets of a compound leaf.
6. Buds are not present in the axils of the leaflets.
7. The compound leaf has a limited growth.
8. Only a fixed number of leaflets are borne on a compound leaf.
9. The compound leaf does not possess a terminal bud.
10. A compound leaf ends in one or more leaflets.
11. The base of the leaf may be swollen or pulvinate (e.g.. Cassia. Acacia).
12. Nodes and internodes are absent on the rachis of a pinnate compound leaf.
13. All the leaflets lie in a single plane.
14. The leaflets are not produced in acropetal succession.
15. During leaf fall, the rachis also falls down after the shedding of the leaflets.
16. It does not bear flowers.
Difference # Branch with Simple Leaves:
1. An axillary bud is absent.
2. The branch usually develops from an axillary bud.
3. A branch arises in the axil of a leaf.
4. No stipules are present at the base of branch.
5. The simple leaves of a branch may bear stipules at their bases.
6. The simple leaves of a branch bear axillary buds.
7. The growth of a branch is generally unlimited.
8. The number of leaves produced on a branch are unlimited.
9. A branch possesses a terminal bud.
10. A branch does not possess a terminal leaf or leaflet.
11. The base of a branch is never pulvinate.
12. Nodes and internodes are distinctly present on a branch bearing simple leaves.
13. The leaves may be present in different planes.
14. The leaves of a branch are produced in an acropetal succession.
15. The branch seldom falls. Only leaves wither and fall down.
16. A branch may have flowers.