Decussate

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1. situation where opposite leaves at any two consecutive nodes on a stem are oriented at 90 degree angles to one another.
2. opposite leaves arranged so that each pair is at right angles to the one below.

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A comparison of leaf attachments.
Source: http://hvp.osu.edu/hcs300/glossary/leafpart.htm#attach

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Leaves growing from nodes on a stem at 90 degree angles to each other.
Source: http://www.biotik.org/india/defs/opposite-decussate_en.html