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Stipula (Plural: stipule)  [ Botany ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

  The small, appendages, usually in pair (sometimes leaf-life, scarious or spinose.) that are found one on each side at the base of the petiole of many Dicotyledons and often flanking it at the node;  
 They may protect the young leaf
Stipulate  [ Botany ]
  Having stipules, as a stipulate leaf or stalk..  
Stipuliferous   [ Botany ]
  Producing stipules.  
Stipuliformis    [ Botany ]
  Resembling  to a stipule.   





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