Leaf marginal incision

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker


Leaf marginal incision

crenate: with small, rounded teeth; scalloped.

crenulate: minutely scalloped.

dentate: toothed.

denticulate: finely toothed.

entire: having a smooth margin, not dissected or toothed.

serrate: toothed, with asymmetrical teeth pointing forward.

serrulate: finely serrate.

sinuate: with deep, wave-like depressions along the margin. cf. undulate.

spine: a stiff, sharp-pointed structure, formed by modification of a plant organ, e.g. a lateral branch or a stipule.