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1. (Usually alternate) leaves arranged in parallel rows along each side of stem.


A comparison of leaf attachments.
Source: http://hvp.osu.edu/hcs300/glossary/leafpart.htm#attach


Two rows of leaves on opposite sides of the stem. In this example, showing both opposite leaf arrangement on the left and alternate on the right.

Source: http://families.e-monocot.org/file-colorboxed/859