clasping the stem, as some leaves do at their base.
Origin of amplexicaul
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Amplexicaul, in botany, said of a leaf that embraces and nearly surrounds the stem.
(of some sessile leaves, stipules, etc) having an enlarged base that encircles the stem
Word Origin for amplexicaul
C18: from New Latin amplexicaulis, from Latin amplectī to embrace + caulis stalk
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