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Leaf shape and arrangement

Images and terms describing leaf shape and arrangement
a data set by mr_tree
created September 28, 2016
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FAMILY TREE
TermDescriptionImage
acicularneedle-shaped
acuminatetapering to a long point
alternateleaflets arranged alternately
aristatespine-like tip
bipinnatehaving a pinnate structure, with pinnate leaflets
cordateheart-shaped with the stem in the cleft
cuneatewedge-shaped with an acute base
deltoidtriangular
digitatefinger-like lobes
ellipticoval-shaped with a small point or no point
falcatehooked or sickle-shaped
flabellatefan-shaped
hastatetriangular with basal lobes
lanceolatepointed at both ends
linearelongate with parallel margins
lobeddeeply indented margins
obcordateheart-shaped with the stem at the point
obovateegg-shaped, narrow at the base
obtusebluntly tipped
oppositeleaflets in adjacent pairs
orbicularcircular
ovateegg-shaped and wide at the base
palmateresembling a hand
pedatepalmate with divided lateral lobes
peltatestem attached centrally
perfoliatestem seeming to pierce leaf
odd pinnateleaflets in rows, one at the tip
even pinnateleaflets in rows, two at the tip
pinnatisectdeep, opposite lobing
reniformkidney-shaped
rhomboiddiamond-shaped
rosetteleaflets in tight, circular rings
spatulatespoon-shaped
spear-shapedpointed, with a barbed base
subulatetapering point, awl-shaped
trifoliate / ternateleaflets in threes
tripinnatehaving a pinnate structure, with bipinnate leaflets
truncatesquared-off apex
unifoliatehaving a single leaf
whorledrings of three or more leaflets