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Leaf Margins: Revolute

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China Girl Holly
(IIex x
'China Girl'

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Canby paxistima
(Paxistima canbyi)

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Littleleaf Boxwood
(Buxus microphylla)



Leaf Margins: Revolute

Margins are rolled downward to underside of leaf. Both the Buxus and Paxistima are small leaves, but these leaves show that the edges have a slight roll towards the bottom of the leaf.

Some plants that are trying to preserve moisture or heat roll their leaves in response to these stresses.

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