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Acicular

Very long and slender, gradually tapering to a point, like a needle; needle-shaped. (Compare with awl-shaped, filiform and linear.)

Scope: Leaflets, Leaves
Type: shape
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Reference: modified from K&P, p. 11
Last Updated: 2016-02-14

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