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    These are "backup" vegetative nodes that become activated if the growing tip is damaged, and the flow of auxin from the meristem is interrupted.

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    yep, thats a dormant node alright. Some are easily viewable on plants like Veitchii but usually they're slim with the stem so to speak. I find they tend to activate when the main vine is hanging below the root level or if the growth point was damaged.


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    Awesome thank you so much everybody, that makes a lot of sense. It's so interesting that the plant makes these! Hopefully there will never be an accident requiring these to activate though

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