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Leaf Shape: Obovate
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American Smoketree
(Cotinus obovatus)
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Common Horsechestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)
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Common Paw-paw
(Asimina triloba)
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Loebner Magnolia
(Magnolia x loebneri)



Leaf Shape: Obovate

Teardrop-shaped leaf connected to petiole at pointed base. Leaf or leaflet is wider at apex than at base.

Botanical Terminology > Leaf Shape > Obovate  


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