Internodes (botany)

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In botany, the internode describes the part of a stem axis between two nodes (nodi) which, by definition, has no leaves . In a figurative sense, the name is used in the candelabrum algae (Characeae) and other algae for the part of the thallus that is located between the attachment points of the whorled branches. The German name is Zwischenwirtelstück.

The term internode can already be found in this current meaning with Pliny and in the early modern period around 1542 with Leonhart Fuchs .


  • Gerhard Wagenitz : Dictionary of botany. The terms in their historical context. 2nd, expanded edition. Spectrum Academic Publishing House, Heidelberg / Berlin 2003, ISBN 3-8274-1398-2 .