Definition of Obovate leaf

1. Noun. An egg-shaped leaf with the narrower end at the base.

Generic synonyms: Simple Leaf



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obovate Leaf

obole
oboles
oboli
obolize
obolized
obolizes
obolizing
obolo
oboloi
obols
obolus
obomegoid
obos
oboval
obovate
obovate leaf (current term)
obovoid
oboyerite
obpandurate
obpyriform
obradovicite
obreniform
obreption
obreptions
obreptitious
obrogate
obrogated
obrogates
obrogating
obrok

Literary usage of Obovate leaf

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1. Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and by Lincoln Phelps (1854)
"... the veins next lite base are longest ; in the obovate leaf, those at the apex are longest ; in the elliptical leaf they are curved ; thus the outline of ..."

2. Class Book of Botany: Being an Introduction to the Study of the Vegetable by John Hutton Balfour (1852)
"116); when the apex of an obovate leaf is straight, or not uniformly Fig. 274. lig. ... 117); when an obovate leaf, with a round apex, tapers to the base, ..."

3. Flora of the Rocky Mountains and Adjacent Plains, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming by Per Axel Rydberg (1917)
"Inflorescence pubescent; spines short and stout: leaf-blades broad, ovate or obovate, Leaf-blades broad, rhombic, lobed and incised. * 3. C. erythropoda. ..."

4. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1902)
"Among my collections of these anomalous forms may be noted a simple obovate leaf closely resembling Phyllites ..."

5. The Child's Botany by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1831)
"What is an ovate leaf I What is an obovate leaf ? What is an oval leaf ? What is a cordate leaf ? What is a lanceolate leaf! ..."

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