Leaf Shapes List From Acicular To Cuspidate




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

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

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

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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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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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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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B
Bipinnate 2-pinnate
L_bipinnate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
Along each side of the main midrib of the leaves there are other midribs each with leaflets (pinna) either side of this second midrib.

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C
Caudate Tail
L_caudatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaves seems to have a tail

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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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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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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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Cordate Heart -shape
L_cordate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having a heart-shaped outline.

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Cordate Heart Shape
L_cordateb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
The bases of these leaves are cleft and rounded like in a heart shape.

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

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Cuneate Wedge shape
L_cuneateb This Refers To the
Leaf Bases
The bases of these leaves are wedge shaped.

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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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