Leaf Shapes List From Mucronate To Ovate




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Botanical name English name Description
M
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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N
Narrowly Cuneate Narrow Wedge Shape
L_narrowly_cuneateb This Refers To the
Leaf base
A narrow base with straight or convex margins that form an angle of less than 45 degrees.

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O
Obcordate Inverted Heart
L_obcordatelt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaves have the point of attachment at the apex of the heart shape. The leaf tips are therefore cleft like a heart shape.

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Obcordate Inverse heart shape
L_obocordate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
The leaves have the point of attachment at the apex of the heart shape.

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Oblanceolate Blunt Lance-shape
L_oblanceolate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Lance-shaped but broadest above the middle and tapering toward the base.

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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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Oblong Oblong
L_oblong This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Having a somewhat elongated form with approximately parallel sides. A square, circular, rectangle, ellipse, or spherical form by being elongated in one direction.

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Obovate Egg-shaped
L_obovate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
Larger at leaf tip than base. Egg-shaped and flat, with the narrow end attached to the stalk.

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Obtuse Blunted
L_obtuselt This Refers To the
Leaf tips
The leaf tip is blunted with an angle greater then 90 degrees.

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Opposite Opposite
L_opposite This Refers To the
Leaf array
The leaves are arranged on the stem in pairs opposite each other on either side of the stem.

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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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Oval Oval
L_oval This Refers To the
Leaf shape
An elliptical or egg-shaped form or figure.

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Ovate Egg-shaped
L_ovate This Refers To the
Leaf shape
a leaf shape that is egg-shaped with the broader end at the base. Broad and rounded at the base and tapering toward the tip.

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