This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Mr. Chas. Henderson writes: " I mail you to-day a couple of joints of Stephano-tis floribunda. You will notice that the bud instead of coming out at the axil in the usual way, has shown a disposition to experiment. I have taken the liberty of bothering you to look at it, as I have not seen it occur before, though doubtless in your wide experience the same, or a similar freak has often been brought to your notice".
[This is a very interesting case. The bud instead of being at the base of the leaf, in the axil between the leaf and the stem, has been carried up two inches, and to near the base of the leaf stalk above. It shows that there is no necessary connection between the leaf and the bud at its base. Those variations from regular rule are very interesting to students of botany. - Ed. G. M].