A lateral expanded photosynthetic appeandage present at nodes in a acropetal manner and having an axillary bud in its axil is known as leaf.
Dissimilar lateral outgrowth.
Exogenous in origin.
Leaves are traversed by prominent streaks called veins.
Presence of axillary buds.
All the leaves of a plant is known as phyllome.
Presence of small leafy outgrowth at base is known as stipules.