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Leaf Margins: Incised

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Cutleaf Stephenandra
(Stephenandra incisa)

Incised illustration

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Monkshood-leaved Fullmoon Maple
(Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium')

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Panicled Golden Raintree
(Koelreuteria paniculata)

 

 

Leaf Margins: Incised

Leaf margins are cut sharply and irregularly. Frequently these types of leaves look like they have been torn or ripped. The cuts are deeper and more irregular than serrations but more shallow than lobes. Incised margins usually have sinuses less than half way to the midrib.

Leaves both small and large can represent many of the margins covered.

The Panicled golden raintree has a compound leaf, and each leaflet is described as having incised margins.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Margins > Incised  

 

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