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Leaf Bases: Cuneate
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Star Magnolia
(Magnolia stellata)

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White Oak
(Quercus alba)

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Emerald Carousel Hybrid Barberry
(Berberis x 'Emerald Carousel')


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Gray Dogwood
(Cornus racemosa)



Note: The leaf base of the Apple Serviceberry can be described as either wide cuneate or acute. It will vary on publication.
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Apple Serviceberry
(Amelanchier x grandiflora)



Cuneate Leaf Base

Narrow wedge-shaped with essentially straight sides, tapering to base; the leaf is attached at the narrow end.

Cuneate is more narrow than acute.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Bases > Cuneate  


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