from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That part of a leaf, or rather of its stalk or petiole, which remains within the trunk or stem after the leaf has fallen: used chiefly of fossil trunks, as of Lepidodendron, Cycadeoidea, etc.


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  • The malonate was fed at the leaf-base where an axillary bud was evident.

    Chapter 7

  • The bract-base is decurrent, like the leaf-base of Picea fig. 6.

    The Genus Pinus

  • The bract-base is non-decurrent, like the leaf-base of Abies fig. 5. 2.

    The Genus Pinus


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