A bud formed in the upper angle between a twig or a petiole and the stem.
The axillary bud is an embryonic shoot which lies at the junction of the stem and petiole of a plant. As the apical meristem grows and forms leaves, it leaves behind a region of meristematic cells at the node between the stem and the leaf. These axillary buds are usually dormant, inhibited by auxin produced by the apical meristem, which is known a...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axillary_bud
(from the article `plant development`) The shoots of most vascular plants branch according to a consistent plan, with each new axis arising in the angle between a leaf and a stemthat is, ... ...a node, and the region between successive nodes is called an internode. Stems bear leafy shoots (branches) at the nodes, which arise from ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/132
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