The lamburda is a characteristic organ of the pome fruit, whose apical bud produces vegetative increments of a few millimeters. In practice these are special types of branches or even gills, which are called brachiblasts. The lamburda can with a wood gem and in this case we talk about vegetative lamburda or with a mixed one and in this case we define lamburda fiorifera.
In young or vigorous plants the wood bud can be replaced by a thorn and in this case it is called lamburda spinosa. In addition, the lamburde can also be gathered in aggregates together with the bags (which are typical of pomaceous and are formed by the enlarged basal portion of the inflorescential axes), in particular formations called “crow’s feet”.
To recognize therefore the lamburda, in short, this is a very short branch that can eventually generate both fruits and leaves. The greater or less presence of lamburde also depends on the variety of pomaceous plants.