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Botanical Glossary

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Acute

Tapering to a pointed apex with more or less straight sides, the sides coming together at an angle of less than 90 degrees. (Compare with acuminate and obtuse.)

Scope: Leaf apices, Leaflet apices, Petal apices, Phyllary apices, Sepal apices
Type: shape
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Reference: modified from H&H, p. 153

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