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Leaf Bases: Cordate
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(Cercidiphyllum japonicum)

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Eastern Redbud
(Cercis canadensis)

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Hedge Maple
(Acer campestre)

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Littleleaf Linden
(Tilia cordata)



Cordate Leaf Base

Heart-shaped leaf base that attaches at the notch of the base. Can also be the overall leaf shape, again with the petiole attached at the notch.

Even though the Hedge Maple has a lobed margin, it still shows a cordate leaf base.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Bases > Cordate  


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