What is the difference between Cladode and Cladophyll?

The difference between cladode and cladophyll

is that “cladode” is a flattened organ arising from the stem of a plant. These often replace the leaves in photosynthetic function, as leaves in such plants are typically reduced to scales. The term may also refer to the generally flattened shoot such as the cactus shown and “cladophyll” is a phyllode.

cladode

cladophyll

Noun

  • (botany) A flattened organ arising from the stem of a plant. These often replace the leaves in photosynthetic function, as leaves in such plants (for example asparagus, butchers broom) are typically reduced to scales. The term may also refer to the generally flattened shoot such as the cactus shown.

Noun

  • (botany) A phyllode