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How cuneate - how truncate?

Observed: 31st August 2012 By: markwilsonmarkwilson is knowledgeable about Plantsmarkwilson’s earned reputation in Plantsmarkwilson’s earned reputation in Plantsmarkwilson’s earned reputation in Plantsmarkwilson’s earned reputation in Plantsmarkwilson’s earned reputation in Plants
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What is cuneate what is truncate - I've gone for cuneate.

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markwilson's picture

Cuneate

Thanks - this is one that caused me trouble - with at what scale you need to look.

cicuta58's picture

Scale?

The shape is independent of magnification, so your comment puzzles me!

cicuta58

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Truncate: ending abruptly as

Truncate: ending abruptly as though cut off, very blunt.
Cuneate: wedge-shaped.
ref, glossary of 'Grasses' C E Hubbard

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markwilson's picture

cuneate

If you look at the leaf shape pictures on the back inside cover of Poland + Clement, the Aphanes photo seems to show the leaf blade tapering down more than truncate and less than cuneate