Leaf Shapes List From Alternate To Curve




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Botanical name English name Description
A
Alternate Alternate
L_alternate This Refers To the
Leaf array
Leaves occurring or following in turn each succeeding the other on either side of the stem.

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Sagittate Arrow-shaped
L_sagittate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having the shape of an arrowhead without flaring base lobes.

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Hastate Arrowhead-shaped
L_hastate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having the shape of an arrowhead but with the basal lobes pointed and flaring outwards at the base.

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Divergent Atypical
L_divergentb This Refers To the
Leaf base
A base with short straight-sided lobes diverging outwards.

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B
Zonal Banded
L_zonal This Refers To the
Leaf colours
The leaves colouring has definate areas of different colours or shading.

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Truncate Blunt
L_truncatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The end of the leaves appear blunt or truncated.

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Truncate Blunt
L_truncateb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
The leaf base appear to end abruptly with each side at 90 degrees to the midrib.

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Oblanceolate Blunt Lance-shape
L_oblanceolate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Lance-shaped but broadest above the middle and tapering toward the base.

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Obtuse Blunted
L_obtuselt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf tip is blunted with an angle greater then 90 degrees.

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Retuse Blunted
L_retuselt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf tip s are blunted and obtuse with a small notch in the middle.

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Aristate Bristle
L_aristatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf has a well developed bristle or stiff awns.

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C
Amplexicaul Clasping
L_amplexicaulat This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
The leaves seems to clasp the stems of the plant.

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Pinnatifid Cleaved
L_pinnatifid This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves are split or lobed halfway to the midrib in a feather-like manner.

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Ciliate Comb-like
L_ciliate This Refers To the
Leaf edges
having a margin or fringe of small hairlike projections.

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Pectinate Comb-like
L_pectinate This Refers To the
Leaf array
The leaves resembles the tooth of a comb like some conifers.

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Decussate Crossed
L_decussatea This Refers To the
Leaf array
The leaves are arranged in pairs that cross at 90 degrees.

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Sinuate Curve
L_sinuatem This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves have a wavy and indented margin.

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