... complete leaf of an angiosperm consists of a petiole
(leaf stem), a lamina (leaf blade), and ... the base of the petiole). The point at which the petiole
attaches to the stem is called the leaf axil . ... are not obvious or are absent altogether; a petiole
may be absent; or the blade may not be laminar ...
... In botany, the petiole
is the small stalk attaching the leaf blade to the stem. The petiole
usually has the same internal structure as the stem. Outgrowths appearing on each side of the petiole
are called stipules. Leaves lacking a ...
... Home - Quote Topics - Quotes of the Day - Quote Keywords - Author Types - Quotation Trivia ... stipule "small appendage at the base of the petiole
of a leaf," 1793, from Fr. ... stipule , from L. stipula "stalk (of hay), straw." Introduction and ... Britannica online encyclopedia article on ...