Vegetative Character Assignments Fall 2000

Abraham Boldon Sagittate--with two basal lobes that point backwards (toward the petiole)
Anson Daphne Reniform -- kidney shaped
Churney Robert Perfoliate--with the petiole appearing to run through the center of the leaf
Ehmes Adino Peltate--with the petiole attached to the center of the underside of the blade
Elias Pelsihner Palmate -- shape created when main veins arise from a single central point
Gelag John Ovate--egg-shaped with the larger end at the bottom towards petiole
Gonzaga Shinmaysin Orbicular--nearly circular in outline
James Loveleen Obovate -- Ovate with wider part towards apical tip
Lebehn Sharon Oblong--tapered to both ends, but with the sides more or less parallel
Palik Alik Oblanceolate -- shaped like the tip of a lance, narrowest at the base and broader towards the apical tip.
Peter Natalia Obcordate -- apical (tip) end has heart-like cleft
Pretrick Silverina Spatulate -- shaped like a spatula or rice paddle
Samuel Eleanor Lanceolate -- shaped like the tip of a lance, broadest at the base and tapered to a long point
Santos Jansen Hastate -- with two basal lobes that point straight out from petiole
Victor Nicholas Elliptic -- shaped like an ellipse, tapered at both ends and with curved sides.
Waltu Dalihla Deltoid -- triangular in shape
Sound Franky Cordate -- heart-shaped with the wide part at the bottom
Xavier Rufino Awl -- small, spike-like leaves as seen in some gymnosperms and lycopodiums

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