Phyllotaxis Spirals in 3D

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In almost all above-ground growth in plants, new sprouts come out at angles of about 137.5° relative to the previous one. But between each sprout, the main stem or trunk has grown different amounts. See the effect this has on the overall form.

Contributed by: Stephen Wolfram (March 2011)
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