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insertion: Mode or locus of attachment of a structure to some dissimilar bearing structure. The lexicons relating to insertion and position overlap to a great degree, since these two morphological concepts are often inseparable in practice. Also overlaps conceptually with arrangement, habit, orientation, and shape.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Stems smooth, radiculose, rhizoids smooth, in clusters contiguous to leaf insertion on abaxial side; [2] 1, the basal cells longer, yellow at the insertion, often ± differentiated at extreme basal angles.


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.