How does the position of the axillary bud help in differentiating between a leaf and a branch? Also, how does the axillary bud position help to distinguish between a simple and compound leaf?

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The leaf has axillary bud, while branch lacks. The simple leaf contains bud at the axis, while compund leaf lacks.


The leaf has bud in the axis, which develops into future branch.
This type of bud is absent in the branch axis.
The simple leavf has bud, while the compound leaf lacks bud in the axix. So, the compound leaves are called as leaflets. Thank you