Stem apex

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1. The growing point at the end of a plant stem and the location of apical buds, which originate new stem and leaf tissue. See also Root apex.

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This is picture of the stem apex in a close up view.
Source: http://www.cartage.org.lb/en/themes/Sciences/BotanicalSciences/PlantsStructure/StemShoot/StemShoot.htm