2- On the basis of activity
1. Dormant bud
2. Growing bud
3- On the basis of position
1. Apical or terminal buds
2. Lateral or axillary buds
3. Adventitious buds
On the basis of Morphology
• Scaly bud/Covered bud
• Hairy bud
• Naked bud
Those buds which bear unfolded or unexpanded
leaves together with primodium of vegetative buds
Those buds in which bear unfolded or
unexpanded parts contain only flower parts. They
may contain brackets, hairs and are called fruit
Those buds which contains either flowers parts
or vegetative tissues.
Example: Cherry, Peach, Plum etc.
Those buds which contain flower parts as well ad
Example: Apple, Pear, Quince etc.
Those buds which contain two or more vegetative
buds or mixed buds. Example: Grapes. In grapes
both branches and leaves on single bud some time
leaves as well as tendrils and fruit bunch.
Mixed Flower Buds in
Apical or Terminal bud:
Those buds which develop at the apex of long shoots
or spurs; Example: Mango, Banana, Walnut, Letchi,
Loquat, Apple, Pear etc.
Lateral or Axillary bud:
Those buds which develop at the axil of leaves or on
the nodes of branches. Example: Plum, Cherry, Citrus,
Date palm, Mulberry etc.
Those buds which do not grow into shoots or spur
during dormant period of growth.
Example: Plum, Cherry, Apple, Peach etc.
1. Growing bud
The sprouted bud which started to grow
is called as growing bud
1. Scaly bud/ covered . Covered with scale
or leaves to protect the embryonic
2. Naked not covered with scales
3. Hairy . Covered with hairs