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Leaf apex  [ Botany ]
Synonym:
Leaf tip

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  The outer end or apex of a leaf  lamina that is opposite the petiole.  
     
Leaves apexes vary greatly from plant to plant and are useful in classification and identification.

Terms dealing whit the shape of the base of a leaf :

  • Acuminate: Sharply pointed.
  • Acute: Becoming Gradually Pointed
  • Truncate: Appearing to terminate abruptly, as if by cutting off.
  • Retuse: Rounded or obtuse with a central shallow indentation.
  • Obtuse: Rounded not pointed. 
  • Subobtuse: Imperfectly or less than completely obtuse.

 
 

 


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