If you look at the herbals like an unit being displayed, you could split a herbal drawing up into:
top with flowers
leafs top
branch (small)
(fruit or) seed
main branch (thick)
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bottom base, root crown
root
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If you count the parts on the left and right side of each herbal, you will notice that there are
balanced but also un-balanced herbals.
Sometimes you counts 4 big tubers on one side and 5 on the other, 7 leafs on one side and 6 on the other side etc.
Some random picks.
f10v: 2 flowers, leafs left: 3, leaf right: 5.
f16r: 1 big flower in middle, 2 left flowers, 2 right, 3 branches, on the left 3 with 3 leafs, on the right 4 branches with 4 leafs.
f41v: 4 branches left, 3 branches right. 2 root tubers balanced. 4 leafs left, 3 right. 1 long root thing.
Although there are also balanced herbals.
For example f33v: 3 bulbs, 3 flowers. 3 leafs left, 3 leaves right.
f16v: 1 big flower in middle, 2 left, 2 right
f48r: 3 flowers, 1 longer on the left, 5 branches left, 5 branches right, 6 green things on both sides, 3 root things balanced
On the contrary, in most Dioscorides and pseudo herbals that I've seen most herbals show a balanced drawing.
Hard figures I do not have, this is based on a general feeling during the last year.
If there is a (hidden) significance in showing a balanced or unbalanced herbal, and you and such information to share, please share that.
If you don't think it is relevant, please mention that together with any of your research references, would be much appreciated.