Leaf Shapes List From Tail To Uneven




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Botanical name English name Description
T
Caudate Tail
L_caudatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaves seems to have a tail

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Subulate Tapering
L_subulate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Narrow and tapering to a point. Like a pointed braddle or awl. Become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end, like an onion leaf.

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Acuminate Tapering Point
L_acuminatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tip
The leaves are drawn out into a long tapering point.

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Attenuate Tapering Point
L_attenuateb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
Leaves gradually tapering to a point with concave margins that form an angle less than 45 degrees.

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Cirrose Tendril
L_cirroselt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaves have tendril-like tips or tips that end with a curl. This is the same as cirrhose leaves. alt. CIRROUS

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Lorate Thong
L_lorate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves are strap shaped like the leaves of Clivia.

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Filiform Thread-like
L_acicular3 This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves are linear, straight and thread-like.

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Tendril Threadlike
L_tendril This Refers To the
Leaf shape
A curling, threadlike structure by which a twining plant, such as a grape vine grasps an object or a plant for support

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Perfoliate Through
L_perfoliate This Refers To the
Leaf attachment
The basal lobes of the leaves are joined so that the stem appears to go straight through the leaf.

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Dentate Toothed
L_dentate This Refers To the
Leaf edges
Leaf edges with toothlike projections.

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Deltoid Triangular
L_deltoid This Refers To the
Leaf shape
A triangular leaf shape with a point at the apex.

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U
Entire Undivided
L_entirem This Refers To the
Leaf edges
Leaves with an undivided margin; smooth margin.

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Imparipinnate Unequally pinnate
L_imparipinnate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The leaves are pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex or terminal.

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Asymmetrical Uneven
L_asymmetrical This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Leaves are not symetricalabout the middle of the leaf from the base to the tip.

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Asymmetrical Uneven
L_asymmetricalb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
The leaves are uneven at the base, like this Begonia leaf.

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