Leaf Shapes List From Narrow Wedge Shape To Oval




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Botanical name English name Description
N
Narrowly Cuneate Narrow Wedge Shape
L_narrowly_cuneateb This Refers To the
Leaf base
A narrow base with straight or convex margins that form an angle of less than 45 degrees.

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Acicular Needle-like
L_acicular This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Narrow long and pointed as in pine leaves.

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Sessile None
L_sessilea This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
The leaves are attached to the stem without a petiole.

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Emarginate Notched
L_emarginatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaves have a shallow notch at the tip.

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O
Oblong Oblong
L_oblong This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides. A square, circular, rectangle, ellipse, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.

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Unifoliolate One Leaf
L_unifoliolate This Refers To the
Leaf
The leaf is undivided and monophyllous.

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Opposite Opposite
L_opposite This Refers To the
Leaf array
The leaves are arranged on the stem in pairs opposite each other on either side of the stem.

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Oval Oval
L_oval This Refers To the
Leaf shape
An elliptical or egg-shaped form or figure.

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