Leaf Shapes List From Diamond shaped To Five Leaved




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Botanical name English name Description
D
Rhomboidal Diamond shaped
L_rhomboidal This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves are in the shape of a rhombus or a skewed parrellelogram.

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E
Obovate Egg-shaped
L_obovate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Larger at leaf tip than base. Egg-shaped and flat, with the narrow end attached to the stalk.

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Ovate Egg-shaped
L_ovate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
a leaf shape that is egg-shaped with the broader end at the base. Broad and rounded at the base and tapering toward the tip.

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Elliptic Elliptical
L_elliptic This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having the shape of an ellipse.

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F
Flabellate Fan shaped
L_flabellate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaf leaflets are aranged in a fan shape.

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Pinna Feather
L_pinna This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The individual leaf of a compound pinnate leaf. The leaflet on either side of the midrib of a pinnate compound leaf.

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Pinnatisect Feather cut
L_pinnatisect This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves are lobed or cut almost to the midrib.

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Pinnately Lobed Feather-like
L_pinnately_lobed This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves are lobed with three or more lobes arranged like a pinnate leaf, but with the lobing not reaching the midrib.

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Pinnate Feathered
L_pinnatev This Refers To the
Venation
The venation arise from the midrib like a feather.

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Pinnate Feathered
L_pinnate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
A compound leaf with leaflets on either side of the midrib like a feather.

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Paripinnate Feathered
L_paripinnate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The leaves are pinnate with even numbers of leaflets on each side of the midrib. i.e. without a single leaflet at the apex or terminal.

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Serrulate Fine Saw Tooth
L_serrulate This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves margin are like the tooth of a fine saw tooth.

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Digitate Fingered
L_palmate2 This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The leaf is divided into 3 or more fingers which emanate from the same point on the petiole.

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Quinate Five Leaved
L_palmate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The leaves are digitally lobed with each of its five lobes arising from a common point. Like the palm of the hand.

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