accessory bud

If several buds can be found in the axil of a supporting-leaf, the additional buds are referred to as 'accessory buds'. They are referred to as 'serial accessory buds', if they are located above the main bud (e. g. in Lonicera – Honeysuckle), and as 'lateral accessory buds' if they are located laterally to the main bud (e. g. in the inflorescence of Musa – Banana).