Comments Off on Botanical Nerd Word: Runcinate

Botanical Nerd Word: Runcinate

Runcinate: Pinnatifid with the lobes pointed and sloping toward the petiole; e.g., the leaves of dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)*

Pinnatifid leaves have lobes that are divided halfway or more toward the central axis. In the case of runcinate leaves, the lobes point back toward the base of the plant.

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

Share this:

Related Posts