Botanical Glossary


Elliptic

Definition: Widest near the middle, with convex sides tapering equally toward both ends [modified from W&K, p. 36]; in the shape of an ellipse or narrow oval [modified from H&H, p. 150]. (Compare with oblong and oval.)
Scope: Leaflets, Leaves, Petals, Phyllaries, Sepals
Last Updated: 2020-01-01


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