Leaf Shapes List From Palm To Sword-shape




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Botanical name English name Description
P
Palmate Palm
L_palmate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The leaves are digitally lobed with each lobe arising from a common point. Like the palm of the hand.

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Palmate Palm
L_palmatev This Refers To the
Venation
The venation start from a common point like the palm of the hand.

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Parallel Parallel
L_parallelv This Refers To the
Venation
The venation run parallel along the length of the leaf as in most monocotlydon plants.

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Cuspidate Pointed
L_cuspidatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf tips terminate in a point.

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Laciniate Pointed lobes
L_laciniate This Refers To the
Leaf margin
The leaf margin appear to be slashed into narrow pointed lobes

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Spinose Prickly
L_spinosem This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves have many spines like the leaves of some Holly.

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Decurrent Prolonged
L_decurrentat This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
The leaves of these leaves extends down and almost wrap around the stem of the plant.

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R
Lacerate Ragged
L_laceratelm This Refers To the
Leaf margin
The leaf margins appear to be repeatedly sliced with a sharp scissors.

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Crenulate Ripple-like
L_crenulatem This Refers To the
Leaf edges
Having a margin with tiny, low, rounded teeth.

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Involute Rolled
L_involutelm This Refers To the
Leaf margin
The edges of the leaves are rolled inwards on top of the leaf blade. In a similar way to revolute.

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Revolute Rolled
L_revolutelm This Refers To the
Leaf margin
The leaf margins are rolled up under the leaf blade. In a similar way to involute.

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Rosette Rose-like
L_rosettela This Refers To the
Leaf array
A circular cluster of leaves that radiate from a center at or close to the ground.

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Orbicular Rounded
L_orbicular This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The shape of the leaves are Circular and flat.

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Orbicular Rounded
L_orbicularb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
The leaf base is rounded or circular.

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S
Serrate Saw Tooth
L_serrate This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The margins of the leaves or structures are notched like the tooth of a saw.

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Double Serrated Saw toothed
L_double_serrated This Refers To the
Leaf margin
The margins of the leaves or structures are notched like the tooth of a saw and each notch is further serrated.

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Scale-like Scale-like
L_scale-like This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having leaves that are flattened and closely attached to the stem like the Juniperus chinensis and other connifer trees.

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Scale-like Scale-like
L_scale-likearr This Refers To the
leaf array
Having leaves that are arranged flattened and closely attached to the stem like the Juniperus chinensis and other connifer trees.

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Crenate Scalloped
L_crenate This Refers To the
Leaf edges
having a margin with rounded scalloped projections.

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Shallowly lobed Shallowly lobed
L_shallowly_lobed This Refers To the
Leaf shape
As the name says the leaves are shallowly lobed.

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Mucronate Sharp Spine
L_mucronatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaves end abruptly in a sharp point or spine.

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Incised Sharply cut
L_incised This Refers To the
Leaf edges
Leaves with sharply and deeply cut edges.

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Acute Sharply pointed
L_acutelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaves ends in a point with an angle less than 90 degrees.

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Acute Sharply pointed
L_acuteb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
The bases ends in a point less than 90 degrees.

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Sheating Shell
L_sheatingla This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
The lower part of the leaf surrounds the stem.

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Peltate Shield-like
L_peltate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having a flat usually circular structure attached to the stalk near the center, rather than at or near the edge. Like the leaf of the Nasturtium.

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Falcate Sickle-shaped
L_falcate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Curved and tapering to a point, sickle-shaped

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Oblique Slanting
L_obliqueb This Refers To the
Leaf bases
The leaf bases are similar to asymmetrical leaf bases, but with each lobe attached to the mid-vein at different levels.

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Auriculate Small Ear
L_auriculateb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
The bases of these leaves have small ear lobes each side of the petiole.

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Petiolate Small Foot
L_petiolatea This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
The leaves are attached to the stem with a petiole or small stalk.

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Stipulate Small Stalk
L_stipulateat This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
Having stipules at the point of attachment.

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Apiculate Small Tip
L_apiculatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf tip ends abruptly in a small pointed tip.

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Denticulate Small tooth-like
L_denticulate This Refers To the
Leaf edges
Finely toothed or notched, minutely dentate edge.

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Spatulate Spatula-like
L_spatulate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
A leaf shape having a broad rounded apex and a narrow base.

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Cleft Split
L_cleftlt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf tips seems to be split in two

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Cleft Split
L_cleftlm This Refers To the
Leaf margin
The leaf margin is deeply inscised and the leaf appear to have many lobes.

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Spore Spore
L_spores This Refers To the
Reproduction cells
The minute, reproductive structure of flowerless plants, such as ferns, fungi, and mosses.

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Linear Straight
L_linear This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Narrow and elongated with nearly parallel margins.

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Ligulate Strap Shaped
L_ligulatea This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
The leaves are attached to the stem like a strap.

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Ligulate Strap-shaped
L_ligulate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having a belt like shape.

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Ensiform Sword-shape
L_ensiform This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Shaped like a sword, as the leaf of an Iris.

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