Which of the following statements are correct about the leaf?
  1. Leaf is a lateral, generally flattened structure borne on the stem.
  2. It develops at the node and bears a bud in its axil.
  3. Leaves originate from root apical meristems and arranged in an acropetal order.
  4. They are the most important vegetative organs for reproduction.

A. (i) and (ii)

B. (ii) and (iii)

C. (i), (ii) and (iv)

D. all of these

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