On Mon, 15 Apr 1996, David Oppenheim wrote:
> My entire high school AP Bio class was recently intrigued to hear that
> there was no known name for the "leaves" on mosses in the gametophyte
> stage. Our teacher told us that there was no name that she had ever
> found, and I was wondering if they are just called leaves, or if there
> is any other name? Thanks a lot!
>> David Oppenheim
>oopy at aol.com>
AFAIK, in German they are called just "Blaetter" (leaves) or, if
you really want to restrict this to the cormophytes, some call
it "Blaettchen" (leaflets).
So why not? "Leaf" is just a kind of morpho-/typological term and not
martin adler kapib01 at uni-tuebingen.de