stip-, stipit-

(Latin: compress, compressed, to press together, to pack; related to: stalk, log, stock, trunk of a tree)

stipule (s) (noun), stipules (pl)
Small leafy outgrowths at the bases of leafs or their stalk; usually, occurring in pairs and which are soon shed: "The stipules are usually small paired appendages at the bases of leafstalks in certain plants; such as, roses and beans."