Winter buds on a beech twig.
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Botanical Nerd Word: Fusiform

Fusiform: Three-dimensionally shaped like a spindle, widest at the middle and tapering to a point at both ends.*

The winter buds of beech trees (Fagus) have a fusiform shape.

*Pell, S.K., Angell, B. (2016). A botanist’s vocabulary: 1300 terms explained and illustrated. Portland: Timber Press.

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