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Leaf Apices: Acuminate
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Saucer Magnolia
(Magnolia x soulangiana)


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Apple Serviceberry
(Amelanchier x grandiflora)

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Japanese Maple
(Acer palmatum)




Acuminate Leaf Apex

Sides curving concavely or inward, toward the tip, and then tapering to a fine point on the leaf apex.

A Japanese Maple shows that each of the 5 lobes have acuminate apices.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Apices > Acuminate  


2005 Gary J. Kling and Laura L. Hayden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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