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Leaf Arrangement
Venation
Leaf Shape
Leaf Margin
Leaf Apex
Leaf Base
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Alphabetical w/ Definitions

  1. Elliptical
    Narrow oval broadest in middle, narrow at the two ends; ellipse-shaped.

  2. Emarginate
    The apex of the leaf is notched towards the petiole at the midvein.

  3. Entire
    Continuous smooth margin, not toothed, notched, or divided.

  4. Epidermis
    The outer layer of a non-woody plant (for a woody plant see bark).

  5. Even-pinnate
    Pinnately compound leaf with a pair of terminal leaflets instead of one terminal leaflet resulting in an even number of leaflets. (See also Pinnate).

  6. Exfoliate
    To peel or pull away from; such as bark on a tree.

Tutorial Terms

Leaf Apex

Leaf Arrangement

Leaf Base

Leaf Margin

Leaf Shape

Venation

 

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