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Branched mulberry tree in Emirgan Park in Istanbul.

In botany in the broader sense, branch is any new organ that has arisen in another organ if it is morphologically equivalent to the former, so that one speaks of a branched stem , branch , root , leaf , branched cells , vessels, etc.

In a narrower sense, it is understood to mean the branches of the stem or branch and, depending on the type of branch formation and the origin of the branch, a distinction is made between forked branches, axillary branches or axillary rungs and adventitious branches .

Young shoots of the branch are called the shoot .

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