Leaf Bases: Auriculate
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English Oak
(Quercus robur)

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Bigleaf Magnolia
(Magnolia macrophylla)




Auriculate Leaf Base

Ear-lobe shaped leaf base(s) attached to petiole.

The English Oak is an outstanding example of this characteristic and is used to easily distinguish it from other oaks such as a White Oak.

The leaf base on the Bigleaf Magnolia displays characteristics somewhere in between auriculate and subcordate.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Bases > Auriculate