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Leaf Bases

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Winged Euonymus
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Hardy Rubber Tree
(Eucommia ulmoides)



Leaf Bases
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The leaf base consists of the bottom of the leaf where the leaf attaches to the petiole.

Illustrations of Leaf Bases (pdf)

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2005 Gary J. Kling and Laura L. Hayden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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