Definition of Obovate leaf
1. Noun. An egg-shaped leaf with the narrower end at the base.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obovate Leaf
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! ..."