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Foliate Papillae: Taste Buds & Sensation Functions

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2015

The foliate papillae are involved in the sensations of taste and have taste buds embedded in their surfaces. The foliate papillae are clustered into two groups positioned on each side of the tongue, just in front of the V of the vallate papillae. Their name is descriptive, with each of these papillae having an elongated fold that looks like a leaf seen edge-on. Taste buds on these types are scatteredmycontentbreak over the surface of the fungiform papillae, and on opposed walls of the foliate papillae.