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The expression "architecture" as applied to the leaf was introduced by Prantl in his monograph on the Hymenophyllaceæ. It may be adopted as connoting the sum of the facts of construction of leaves; together with those principles or methods deduced from them, upon which we find the leaf to be built up. The varieties of size, form, and complexity of leaves appear infinite; but similarities in the scheme of their construction are obvious. It cannot be assumed that where similarities occur they aredoi:10.1017/s0080456800008966 fatcat:mduruokr7ramnlwooy2roh7be4