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Leaf Apices

Acute
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Hedge Maple
(Acer campestre)
Emarginate
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Five-leaved Akebia
(Akebia quinata)
Obtuse
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Common Privet
(Ligustrum vulgare)
 

 

 

Leaf Apices (The Leaf Apex)

The leaf tip, or apex, is used to help describe the leaf. There are many species with leaves that differ only slightly by shape, but can be readily distinguished by their apices.

Illustrations of Leaf Apices (pdf)

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Apices  

 

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