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Branch

An operation in a foreign country incorporated in the home country.

Branch

1. An office or subsidiary of a company that exists and conducts operations in a country other than the one in which the company is headquartered. See also: MNC.

2. A semi-independent office of a bank. For example, a bank may have five branches in a city where account holders can make deposits and withdrawals and conduct other business at the place most convenient for them.
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The axis of a charophyte thallus is composed of a number of internodes, nodes, and branchlets. From among all charophytes, species of the genus Chara represent the most diversified morphological structure.
Therefore, we examined each shrub in September 1990 and May 1991 for abundance of scales and gall formers by randomly selecting three branchlets from each shrub and counting all scale insects and gall formers by gall type.
We found no evidence for interactions among nipple gallmakers on different leaves (dry mass of our focal gallmakers was not predicted by gall load at either neighborhood or branchlet scales).
Male strobili (cones) are terminal on branchlets and have 3-7 pairs or trios of sporophylls, each containing 2-6 pollen sacs.
Ovules solitary or occasionally paired in the axils of bracts on short branchlets or stalks which themselves are axillary on the first-, second- or occasionally third-year branchlet, sessile, subtending scales about 12-20, decussate, ovate to flabellate, concave, membranous, often rugose, nearly enclosed at maturity by the aril; arils open at the apex, 5-10 x 5-7 mm, green when young, sometimes remaining so, becoming orange or usually bright scarlet red at maturity; seeds hard, ovoid, 5-7 x 4-5 mm, becoming 2-4-angled at the apex, the hilum slightly depressed, ovate, triangular or square.
LEAF DESCRIPTION: 3 1/2" to 5" long and 1/2" wide, appearing on branchlets, each branchlet containing numerous leaves, leaves lanceolate shape with sparsely denticulate margins, glaucous beneath, parallel venation.
Branchlets dark purple or purplish brown, branches are flexible and have capacity to bear load: Stipules caduceus, linear-lanceolate, petiole 2-4.5 cm, sparsely pubescent or glabrous; leaf blade ovate, or sub orbicular, glabrous, base rounded or subcordate, margin shortly spinulose-serrate, apex long or shortly acuminate.
Acacia catechu is a deciduous tree with a light feathery crown and dark brown, glabrous, slender, thorny, shining branchlets, usually crooked.
The new species resembles Tococa symphyandra and Miconia croata but differ from them by the indumentum on branchlets and petioles densely lanose with brownish elongated alveolate trichomes, upper leaf blade bullate-setulose, closed calyx in buds with long dorsal teeth, petals 15.9-18.8 mm long, style 13.4-14.3 mm long, and truncate ovary apex.