amplexicaul


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amplexicaul

[am′plek·sə‚kȯl]
(botany)
Pertaining to a sessile leaf with the base or stipules embracing the stem.
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Senna reniformis can be easily identified by its arboreal habit, leaves with 3-4 pairs of leaflets, subreniform stipules, acuminate-caudate apex, amplexicaul, subcordate-subauriculate base and extrafloral nectaries located between all pairs of leaflets and the pedicels of the flowers.
is characterized by having yellow flowers, strongly 2-lobed stigmas, often pinnately divided but never auriculate or amplexicaul cauline leaves, and simple or no trichomes.
Basal leaves absent; cauline leaves numerous, sessile, often fleshy and becoming leathery upon drying, petiolate or sessile and auriculate or not at base, rarely sagittate or amplexicaul, entire or coarsely dentate, rarely pinnatisect, reticulately veined.