Leaf Shapes

In botany, leaf shape is characterised with the following terms (botanical Latin terms in brackets):
Acicular (acicularis): Slender and pointed, needle-like
Acuminate (acuminata): Tapering to a long point
Acute: pointed, having a short sharp apex angled less than 90°
Aristate (aristata): Ending in a stiff, bristle-like point
Asymmetrical: With the blade shape different on each side of the midrib
Basal: arising from the crown, bulb, rhizome or corm, etc. as opposed to cauline
Bipinnate (bipinnata): Each leaflet also pinnate

Leaf Shapes

Leaf Shapes

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