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Apex shape

The shape of the leaf apex (or leaflet apex in the case if compound leaves).


L72 subulate

Narrow and tapering gradually to a fine point.

L73 aristate

Having a stiff, bristle-like tip.

L74 acuminate

Broad and then tapering gradually to a point.

L75 mucronate

Having a short, sharp tip

L76 apiculate

Having a short, flexible tip.

L77 acute

Having a distinct point, but not elongated.

L78 obtuse

Rounded or blunt at the apex.

L79 retuse

Having a blunt and slightly notched apex.

L80 emarginate

Having a broad, shallow notch at the apex.

L81 truncate

Having an abrupt transverse end, as if cut off.