-- Describes a very sharp apex with long, straight or slightly concave
-- A very sharp point, but not long and tapered.
-- Two dissimilar parts touching each other but not fused.
-- The attachment of two plant parts either partially or completely
-- Said of plant parts placed individually at different heights
on a stem or flower spike.
-- Interlacing or running together as the network of veins on a
-- Ending in a sharp point.
-- Gradually narrowing to a point.
-- With a stiff point usually tapering gently from the base to the
-- The flattened, expanded portion of the leaf.
-- The leaflike structure that subtends a flower, leaf or stem.
-- In the form of a bract.
-- Said of a very small bract, often called a bractlet.
-- Club-shaped with the thickening increasing towards the apex.
-- Flattened, usually laterally.
-- Said of leaves, or other plant parts that are folded together
-- Being compressed or drawn together at some point.
-- Rolled up.
-- Something heartshaped, as leaves.
-- Describes leaves that have a thick, leathery texture.
-- Round and equal from top to bottom.
-- Applies to the tooth-like margins found on leaves and petals,
usually sharp and coarse.
-- Minutely dentate.
-- Having a dense cover of very soft hairs.
-- Refers to leaves somewhat oval in shape and equally rounded at
the base and apex.
-- A very long or drawn-out leaf or pseudobulb.
-- A leaf with a shallow notch at it's tip.
-- Leaves that are shaped like a sword.
-- Said of leaves and floral segments whose margins are not broken
or toothed or serrated.
-- The layer of cells that forms the covering of all plant parts.
-- Said of leaves that overlap and form two ranks as in Oncidium
-- A leaf tip that appears to have a torn margin or looks like an
insect had chewed on it, e.g., Vanda tricolor.
-- Shaped like a sickle.
-- Having long grooves.
-- Shaped like a spindle.
-- Without hairs, often misdescribed as smooth.
-- Having a whitish or grayish bloom on the foliage as in Brassavola
-- Almost round.
-- Having furrows or ridges.
-- A collective term to describe all of the various outgrowths on
plant parts, such as pubescent, hirsute, ect. (See
-- Said of plants having coarse, usually long hairs.
-- When leaves and other plant segments overlap in a shingle-like
arrangement, e.g., Lockhartia.
-- Having very distinct nodes.
-- The main dorsal vein (midrib)
found on many leaves.
-- In the form of a lance. Being longer than broad and tapering
towards the apex.
(LIG-yew-layt) -- Strap-shaped, as leaves.
-- Said of leaves whose sides are parallel and are long and narrow,
-- Having parts with lobes.
-- Strap-shaped, as leaves.
-- The main vein of a leaf.
-- Having a small, short, sharp tip at the apex of a leaf.
-- The small vein of a leaf.
-- Said of veins when they form a connected network.
-- With the heart-shaped lobes at the apex of the leaf.
-- Lance-shaped in reverse, i.e., widest
at the apex.
-- With parts that are longer than they are wide.
-- Ovate but narrowest at the base.
-- Rounded at the tip.
-- Round in shape.
-- Having parts like a thickened ellipse.
-- Egg-shaped in outline.
-- Egg-shaped as a solid form.
-- The stalk of a leaf.
-- Folded as a fan, said of leaves as in Calanthe.
-- Said of leaves when folded.
-- Covered with short, soft hairs.
-- Said of pseudobulbs that are shaped like pears.
-- Refers to the arrangement of flowers or leaves in vertical rows,
having two ranks means two vertical rows of leaves.
-- Rounded at the end with a shallow notch in the center.
-- The leaf having its margins rolled back.
-- Said of plant parts having raised lines, as pseudobulbs in Gongora.
-- The leaves of hybrids formed by crossing straped-leaved plants
with terete-leaved plants as in Vanda.
-- Stalkless, the leaf blade being attached directly to the stem,
such as Cattleya.
-- A surface free of all blemishes; not hairy, not rough, and not
-- When leaves are arranged on the stem so as to form a spiral.
-- Appearing like a stem.
Strap leaf (STRAP-leef)
-- Said of leaved that are long and narrow as in Vanda.
-- Meaning almost, as subcordate, almost heart-shaped.
-- See furrowed.
-- Said of plant parts that are larger than other similar parts.
-- Said of leaves that are round in cross section, as in Vanda
-- Said of plant parts that are checkered or evenly netted as Vanda
-- Four sided.
-- When the leaf appears to have been cut off at the apex and the
apex appears flat.
-- A thickened stem, usually underground.
-- Said of small tubers, but may not be underground, as small tubers
on leaves or petals.
-- With an up-and-down wavy margin on a leaf or petal, not waving
in and out.
-- Drawn out at the base, often drawn into a thin stalk or even
-- The vascular tissue in the leaf that transports water, nutrients,
and carbohydrates throughout the leaf and the plant.