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Leaf Veins: Impressed
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Corneliancherry Dogwood
(Cornus mas)
 
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River Birch
(Betulus nigra)
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Hardy Rubber Tree
(Eucommia ulmoides)
 

 

 

Leaf Veins: Impressed

Veins are located below the plane of the surface and are often exposed on the lower surface. Tissue near veins often appears to pucker, giving veins a sunken or embossed appearance.

The photo of the Hardy Rubber Tree is the least impressed of the three samples here. All three of these examples are also pinnate.

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