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Of, having, or growing on a stem. Used especially of leaves arising from the upper part of a stem.

[Latin caulis, stem + -ine.]


(ˈkɔːlɪn; -laɪn)
(Botany) botany relating to or growing from a plant stem
[C18: from New Latin caulīnus, from Latin caulis stem]


(ˈkɔ lɪn, -laɪn)

Bot. of or pertaining to a stem, esp. the upper part of a stem.
[1750–60; < Latin caul(is) a stalk, stem + -ine1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cauline - (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.cauline - especially of leaves; growing on a stem especially on the upper part of a stem; "cauline leaves"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
basal, radical - especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem; "basal placentation"; "radical leaves"
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Our study showed that activity of CbCOR15 promoter can be induced greatly in all tissues, which includes seedlings, rosette leaves, cauline leaves, inflorescence and siliques.
Cauline leaf 1, in the distal third of the stem, bracteiform, 3.
Stem diversity, cauline domatia, and the evolution of ant-plant associations in Piper sect.
It is a short rhizomatous perennial, 3-7 cm tall, and easily separated from other species in Arizona by its often purplish, lyrate basal leaf blades, gradually reduced cauline leaves, and usually solitary heads (Trock, 2006).
The red radiation generally promotes shoot elongation, as it is absorbed by phytochromes that are responsible for positive photoblastic seed germination, cauline growth and photoperiodic control of flowering (MAJEROWICZ & PERES, 2008).
Cauline leaves are in two to three pairs and sessile, whereas radical leaves are in groups and petiolated (Amatya and Sthapit 1994).
Ernst, 1964:7)described the leaves of Berberis as "simple usually fascicled in the axil of a simple or branched cauline spine".
This species has the largest cauline leaves of the scariosa varieties, 2 to 5 cm wide, which differentiates it from the eastern L.
Leaves basal and cauline, the lowest with much reduced blades, 3-ranked; sheath present, glabrous to pubescent; blades usually well developed, linear to filiform, midvein prominent; contra-ligule usually prolonged beyond top of sheath.
Leaf simple opposite, decussate, cauline, exstipulate, petiole short, flattened, glabrous, pulvinous to sheathing base Flower bisexual, typically zygomorphic, complete, erect, sessile, hypogynous.
5 cm long, strongly cuspidate; basal leaves petiolate, narrow linear-oblanceolate to oblong-obovate, pinnatifid-dentate, undulate; cauline ones shortly petiolate to sessile .