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Leaf Veins: Parallel
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Umbrella Pine
(Sciadopitys verticillata
)
Illustration of parallel venation
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Bristlecone Pine
(Pinus aristata)
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Norway Spruce
(Picea abies)
Note: Ginkgo is often mistakenly thought to have parallel veins. This is incorrect as the veins divide as they branch out to the leaf edge (dichotomous).
 

 

 

Leaf Veins: Parallel

Veins run the length of the leaf roughly evenly apart. In some species, the parallel veins join together at the base and apex. Needle-type evergreens and grasses have parallel veins.

 

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Veins > Parallel 

 

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