Ratio of tree branch lengths: The equitable distribution of leaf clusters on branches.

@article{Honda1979RatioOT,
  title={Ratio of tree branch lengths: The equitable distribution of leaf clusters on branches.},
  author={Hisao Honda and Jack B. Fisher},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1979},
  volume={76 8},
  pages={3875-9}
}
The theoretical optimal ratios of branch lengths, which produce the most equitable distribution (minimum deviation) of leaf clusters in a computer-stimulated branch system, are similar to the observed ratios in real trees of Terminalia. In another study, observed values for branch angles in this species were shown to be similar to theoretical optimal values… CONTINUE READING