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Buckthorn

Observed: 29th October 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in PlantsSimon Walker’s reputation in PlantsSimon Walker’s reputation in PlantsSimon Walker’s reputation in Plants
Buckthorn, Fowlmere, 2013-10-29 002
Description:

Shiny black berries. I've been wondering about these for several years, but I've been too bone idle to look them up.

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Species interactions

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Species with which Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) interacts

Comments

lavateraguy's picture

simple ...

... just means that the leaf is in one piece, as opposed to a compound leaf (e.g. horse chestnut, rowan, ash) in which it is in several pieces.

The term for a leaf in which leaf terminates in a point is (apex) acute; if the point is elongated the apex is acuminate; if the point extends beyond the curve of the margin the leaf is mucronate or apiculate.

Simon Walker's picture

See?

I knew there'd be a name for it!

Regards

Simon