The side pointing away from the axis, usually the underside of a leaf, stem or branch.
The loss of a structure, such as a leaf, due to a chemical process where cells form a callous layer blocking food and water causing the structure to fall off.
Buds that are not found in the axils of the leaves but are often found above or adjacent to axillary buds at a node.
Narrow elongated leaf; Needle-shaped.
Sides curving concavely upward and inward then tapering to a fine point on the leaf apex.
An angle that is less than 90º with straight lines and having a point on a leaf apex.
The side toward the axis, usually the upper surface of a leaf, stem or branch.
Leaves or stems situated one at a node. Leaves can alternate in a distichous pattern 180º apart along two sides of the stem, or at lesser angles around a stem.
A section of the male part of a flower containing the pollen.
The top; the terminal portion of a leaf; plural is apices.
A leaf or petal having a short slender point that is flexible.
Firmly against another object, as a bud to a stem.
Branches of shrub (or any part of plant) that curves outward from the main body of the shrub.
A plant part that has an irregular shape. (See also Oblique).
Leaf tissue tapers down the petiole (toward the base) to a narrow base always having some fleshy leaf on either side of the petiole.
Ear-lobed shaped leaf base(s) attached to petiole.
Tapering to slender stiff point; Short stiff margins narrowing to a point, often sharp and found on young Junipers.
The angled point on a stem where the leaf (or petiole) attaches to the stem.