Leaf Shapes List From Decurrent To Flabellate




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Botanical name English name Description
D
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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Decussate Crossed
L_decussatea This Refers To the
Leaf array
The leaves are arranged in pairs that cross at 90 degrees.

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

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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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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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Distichous 2-Rows
L_distichousa This Refers To the
Leaf array
The leaves are arranged in two vertical rows on opposite sides of an axis or midrib of the leaf, like the Yew tree leaves.

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Divergent Atypical
L_divergentb This Refers To the
Leaf base
A base with short straight-sided lobes diverging outwards.

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

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

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

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

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