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Fig. 23 . Nodal band of vascular tissue. Longitudinal sections of the medial portion of a 13-months-old plant to show cross sections of the band of deflected lateral leaf traces and the axillary bud branches in the cortex of the nodal region. c, cortex; l, leaf; ls, junction of leaf and stem; lep, leaf epidermis; p, phloem tissue of bundles; psc, presclerenchyma cells of bundles (these form fiber sheaths around the bundle); ra, raphides; sep, stem (i.e., nodal) epidermis; tr, trachea of bundles. X50.