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Leaf Apices: Obtuse
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Sargent Flowering Crabapple
(Malus sargentii)

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American Smoketree
(Cotinus obovatus)

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Common Privet
(Ligustrum vulgare)



Obtuse Leaf Apex

A leaf apex whose sides form an angle greater than 90º, but not quite as smooth or wide as a rounded leaf apex.

Cotinus obovatus has leaves that vary in shape but most have an obtuse to rounded apex.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Apices > Obtuse  


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