- Plant morphology.
Do plants always have just one apical meristem at any given time? If I see multiple buds at a single shoot tip (multiple "apical buds"?), what am I looking at? Is it:
- multiple ("codominant") apical meristems, or
- the buds compete for dominance until one of them ends up being the apical meristem, or
- one of the buds is the apical meristem & the others are axillary buds pressed up really close to it?