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Leaf Shape: Falcate
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Leaf Shape: Falcate

A hooked leaf, similar to a sickle or beak of a falcon.

Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) is considered to have falcate shape to its leaflets, though it is much more difficult to see this trait.

The Mimosa also has leaflets that are hooked toward the tip of the leaf. While the pecan is hooked back toward the stem.

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