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Wikipedia defines it as:

In botany, phyllotaxis or phyllotaxy is the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem (from Ancient Greek phýllon “leaf” and táxis “arrangement”). The process has been thought to be governed by the plant in order to minimizeentropy.

References

‘ P Ball OUP 2009, Shapes. Nature’s Patterns: a tapestry in three parts

category: ecology