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ovate

(ō′vāt′)
adj.
1. Shaped like an egg.
2. Botany Shaped like an egg and flat, with the broad end toward the base: an ovate leaf.

o′vate′ly adv.

ovate

(of a leaf) shaped like the longitudinal section of an egg, with the broader end at the base.
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LEAF DESCRIPTION: COMPOUND, 3 leaflets, each leaflet 2 1/2" to 3 1/2" long and 1" to 2" wide, leaflets ovate shape with both entire and coarsely serrated margins.
6 mm; leaflets 3-7 pairs, chartaceous, adaxial surface strigose, the distal 10-50 x 4-23 mm, the proximal 10-40 x 4-12 mm, elliptic, lanceolate, oblong, ovate and oval-lanceolate, venation craspedodromous, nervures 9-11 pairs, apex acute, acute-mucronate, obtuse, obtuse-mucronate, acuminate and rarely emarginate, base oblique and subcordate, margin revolute, ciliated.
Ascospores dark olive-brown, shapes varies from broadly ovate to lemon shape 8-12 x 6-9 [micro]m in size with ends apiculate.
Leaves falcate, ovate to oblong-ovate; apex gradually and shortly to longly acuminate.
A total of nine morphological traits including (i) leaf width in centimeters of three center trifoliolate leaves; (ii) leaf length in centimeters of three center trifoliolate leaves; (iii) leaf shape, recorded as chordate, ovate, rhombohedric, or hastate following the classification developed by Singh et al.
Haloragaceae), leaves are narrowly ovate with an acute apex, a
Stem leaves broadly ovate to broadly ovate-cordate; alar groups triangular, reaching the costa or at least 75% of distance from leaf margin to costa.
3-1 mm, ovate to stellate, brown to blackish, dispersed, marginally long-ciliate, present only on abaxial surface; veins evident, 1-2-forked (rarely
LEAF DESCRIPTION: SIMPLE, 1" to 1 1/2" long and 1/2" to 1" wide, ovate to oval in shape with entire margins, hairy (downy) surface, ALTERNATE arrangement.
5 mm long, broadly ovate, abaxially sericeous or distally glabrescent, adaxially glabrous, eglandular; peduncle 0-2.
4 inches on the large model, 3 on the smaller model) and are engaged using a slender ovate thumbhole.