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The difference between a pinnatel compound leaf and a palmately compound leaf is that

( A ) leaflets are present at a common point in the former and on a common axis in the latter.
( B ) the leaflets are present in a common axis in the former and at a common ponit in the latter.
( C ) The axis and structure differ
( D ) The axis only differs morphologically

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(B) is the right answer.

The compound leaves may be of two types. In a pinnately compound leaf a number of leaflets are present on a common axis, the rachis, which represents the midrib of the leaf as in neem. In palmately compound leaves, the leaflets are attached at a common point, i.e., at the tip of petiole, as in silk cotton.
answered Apr 4, 2014 by pady_1