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Leaf Bases: Truncate
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Purpleblow Maple
(Acer truncatum)

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Common Lilac
(Syringa vulgaris)

Note: The Eastern Cottonwood leaf base shown here is slightly acute as well.
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Eastern Cottonwood
(Populus deltoides)



Truncate Leaf Base

Leaf base is perpendicular to leaf petiole and relatively straight across. Truncate can also refer to a similar leaf apex.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Bases > Truncate  


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