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A supporting and conducting organ usually developed initially from the epicotyl and growing upward.

Stem form

Classification based on habit, direction of growth, or position.

Stem type

Classification based on type of perrenial structure.

Stem vestiture and/or surface

Trichome cover types, or type of hairy cover.

Basal leaf arrangement (at base of stem)

Basal leaf arrangement (at base of stem)

Cauline leaf arrangement (on stem)

Disposition of organs or parts with respect to one another.

cauline leaf petioles

Leaf stalk.cauline leaf petioles

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