|The leaf segments are more or
less similar and are attached to the
rachis (midrib or
axis) by a petiolule.
The whole leaf
is attached to the stem at a node by a petiole. All the leaflets of a
compound leaf are oriented in the same plane. When a compound leaf
falls, it falls as a unit.
A double compound (bipinnate)
leaf is one in which each leaflet of a compound leaf is also made up of