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Leaf Apices: Acute
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Common Periwinkle
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River Birch
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Hesse European Ash
(Fraxinus excelsior 'Hessei')



Acute Leaf Apex

An angle that is less than 90º with straight lines and having a point. The term acute is most often applied to apices, but it is sometimes used for bases where it refers to a wider base than cuneate.

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