Leafy and leafless phenotypes were regenerated in vitro from hypocotyl segments of leafless forms (reduced and modified) of the homozygous lanceolate (La) mutant in tomato. Segregation of progeny of leafy regenerates into homozygous. mutant (La La), heterozygote (La La (+)) and normal (La (+) La (+)) indicates that cells forming the shoot apical meristems undergo a genetic reversion, and that the nutrient medium might be selecting for the heterozygote. Among the progeny of the regenerates is a true breeding, unlobed variant. Leaves of the variant are pinnately compound and the margins are entire. Opposite cotyledons followed in development by two simple leaves before the appearance of a pinnately compound leaf with an occasional lanceolate-shaped leaflet suggests that the unlobed variant is morphologically intermediate between La La (+) and La (+) La (+).