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Divaricate means branching, or separation, or a degree of separation. The angle between branches is wide.[1]


In botanyEdit

The leaf lobes of Grevillea rivularis are described as divaricate.[2]

In botany, the term is often used to describe the branching pattern of plants.

Divaricate branching is roughly horizontal, usually only diverging about 15 degrees upward or downward.[3][verification needed]

In medicineEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hickey, M.; King, C. (2001). The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press.
  2. ^ Harden, G.J. (2001). Flora of New South Wales. UNSW Press. ISBN 9780868406091.
  3. ^ Albert E. Radford, William C. Dickison, Jimmy R. Massey, C. Ritchie Bell (1974). Vascular Plant Systematics. Harper & Row Publishers