Leaf Shape

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  Leaf Shape   LEAF SHAPES   There are many different leaf shapes in nature. What follows in this tutorial are the most common leaf shapes. Ovate   An Ovate leaf is described as being broadest below the middle, and roughly 2x as long as it is wide. A way to remember this leaf is that it is egg-shaped. Obovate   An Obovate leaf is described as being broadest above the middle, and roughly 2x as long as it is wide.   An Obovate leaf is the reverse of Ovate. Lanceolate   A Lanceolate leaf is at least 3x longer than wide, and broadest below middle. Oblanceolate   Oblanceolate leaves are at least 3x longer than wide, but broadest above middle.   An Oblanceolate leaf is the reverse of a Lanceolate leaf. Cordate   Leaves that are Cordate-shaped have leaves that are broad to the point and then turn upwards at the base, forming a notch. Cordate leaves are heart-shaped.   Obcordate   Obcordate leaves are the reverse of Cordate leaves. They start at a point and then widen until they form a notch at the apex. Elliptical   Elliptical leaves have the broadest width in the middle and then taper off at the ends. Another way to remember this leaf shape is to think of it as football-shaped. Oblong  
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