Leaf Shapes List From Palmate To Subulate




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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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Palmately lobed Hand like
L_palmately_lobed This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves are lobed and look like the palm of the hand. They can be three or more lobes toeach leaf.

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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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Paripinnate Feathered
L_paripinnate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The leaves are pinnate with even numbers of leaflets on each side of the midrib. i.e. without a single leaflet at the apex or terminal.

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Pectinate Comb-like
L_pectinate This Refers To the
Leaf array
The leaves resembles the tooth of a comb like some conifers.

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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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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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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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Pinna Feather
L_pinna This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The individual leaf of a compound pinnate leaf. The leaflet on either side of the midrib of a pinnate compound leaf.

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Pinnate Feathered
L_pinnatev This Refers To the
Venation
The venation arise from the midrib like a feather.

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Pinnate Feathered
L_pinnate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
A compound leaf with leaflets on either side of the midrib like a feather.

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Pinnately Lobed Feather-like
L_pinnately_lobed This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves are lobed with three or more lobes arranged like a pinnate leaf, but with the lobing not reaching the midrib.

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Pinnatifid Cleaved
L_pinnatifid This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves are split or lobed halfway to the midrib in a feather-like manner.

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Pinnatisect Feather cut
L_pinnatisect This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves are lobed or cut almost to the midrib.

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Plicate folded
L_parallelv This Refers To the
Leaf surface
Of leaves folded multiple time lengthwise into parallel ridges, like a fan; corrugated like the pleats of cloth.

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Q
Quinate Five Leaved
L_palmate This Refers To the
Compound leaf
The leaves are digitally lobed with each of its five lobes arising from a common point. Like the palm of the hand.

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R
Reniform Kidney shape
L_reniform This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves are in the shape of a kidney or bean.

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Retuse Blunted
L_retuselt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf tip s are blunted and obtuse with a small notch in the middle.

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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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Rhomboidal Diamond shaped
L_rhomboidal This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves are in the shape of a rhombus or a skewed parrellelogram.

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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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S
Sagittate Arrow-shaped
L_sagittate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having the shape of an arrowhead without flaring base lobes.

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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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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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Serrulate Fine Saw Tooth
L_serrulate This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves margin are like the tooth of a fine saw tooth.

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

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Sinuate Curve
L_sinuatem This Refers To the
Leaf edges
The leaves have a wavy and indented margin.

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

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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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