Bothrodendron punctatum has oval leaf scars
up to 2 mm long with ligule pits contiguous with the top of the leaf scar
* Leaf scar
. The leaf scar
is left when the leaf drops.
At that time, one must rely on minute details of buds or leaf scars
, minor bark characteristics, and other clues.
The other, less obvious link to horses is the leaf scar
that looks like a horse's shoe - have a close look the next time you see a Horse Chestnut.
Trim off the leaves from the bottom two thirds and cut the base off cleanly just below the last leaf scar
with a clean, sharp knife.
Butternut canker produces spores that enter healthy trees through a leaf scar
or bark injury.
Caption: Platt's close-up images show the winter buds and the differently shaped leaf scars
on a white ash twig and a green ash twig
In winter, examine a twig for leaf scars
- where the leaf has detached from the branch - and you will see perfectly formed horseshoe-shaped scars, complete with nail markings!
It has gray to brown trunk and also have circular ring like leaf scars
. Its trunk is very similar to king palm.
The book is divided up into five sections: leaves, flowers and cones, fruit and seeds, buds and leaf scars
, and bark and twigs.
After 4 days, I removed the weevils with a visual search and counted leaf scars
. I quantified herbivore preference as weevils per plant and scar number per plant.