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

  1. Valvate
    Two organs meeting without overlapping as in many leaf buds.

  2. Variegated
    Striped, mottled, or bordered color on a what normally would have been solid.

  3. Vascular bundle scar
    The scar left where the vessels were found within the leaf scar; Similar to Trace.

  4. Vase-shaped
    The habit of a shrub or tree which begins narrow and widens out the higher you go.

  5. Venation
    The pattern of the veins in a leaf.

  6. Vine
    A climbing or trailing plant that is not supported by the stem but by some other sort of fastening (i.e. tendrils).

  7. Volute
    Rolled up (See also Involute and Revolute).

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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