Terms Used in These Descriptions

acuminate
apex tapering gradually to a protracted point, sides somewhat concave
cordate
base broad and notched at the base; heart-shaped
cunate (cuneate)
base wedge-shaped, narrowly triangular
elliptic
oblong in outline, widest at the center
linear
long and narrow with the sides more or less parallel
mucronate
leaf ending suddenly with a stiff spiny tip or spur
obovate
like ovate but attached at the narrower end
ovate
egg shaped, attached at wider end
plicate
folded back and forth longitudinally like a fan, pleated