petiole

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petiole

1. the stalk by which a leaf is attached to the rest of the plant
2. Zoology a slender stalk or stem, such as the connection between the thorax and abdomen of ants

petiole

[′ped·ē‚ōl]
(botany)
The stem which supports the blade of a leaf.
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mainly damaged the old stems, young shoots and leafstalks. Adults laid eggs on the old stems or bifurcations of branches (Fig.
Leaflets opposite on leafstalk; stipules obsoluescent to 2 mm long; calyx 1-2 mm long____3
The leaves of fern allies also lack a leafstalk (petiole) and the leaves are small (except in quillworts) and veinless or with only a single unbranched vein.
Which widely cultivated plant has leafstalks which are edible when cooked and poisonous leaves?
Which perennial plant, whose leafstalks are cooked in desserts, has poisonous leaves?
Usually, it has 6-10 m tall large ascending leaves with a green leaflet and spiny leafstalks. Others example plants are in same species, which are oil, coconut and date palm [1].