acicular

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acicular

[ə′sik·yə·lər]
(science and technology)
Needlelike; slender and pointed.
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Although there are various leaves in size, shape, color, and texture, we can divide all leaves into several similar classes by different leaf shape representation criteria, such as (1) Simple and Complex; (2) Single and Compound; (3) Linear, Oblong, Elliptic, Ovate, Obovate, Orbicular, Cordate, Obcordate, Reniform, Deltoid, and others, as shown in Figure 2.
Starting at the base of one leaf, carefully line up the right fall of the needle with the edge of the leaf shape. Make sure when the needle swings to the left that it will stitch into the leaf and secure the edge.
By using different leaf shapes, textures and variegations you will have an interesting backdrop throughout the flowering season that will extend the beauty of your garden well into winter.
Okra leaf is a deeply lobed leaf shape which is a monogenic trait governed by incompletely dominant (L0) to normal leaf gene (l0) in the upland cotton (Niles, 1980; Nawab et al., 2011 b).
Recently, information technology including image processing and pattern recognition techniques were used to automate plant leaf shape classification (Wang et al., 2008; Belhumeur et al., 2008; Chaki and Parekh, 2011; Thuiller et al., 2009 and Cope et al., 2010).
The parameters used were plant height, plant canopy width, leaf length, leaf width, leaf color, leaf shape, fruit color (young and ripen), fruit length and fruit shape.
For leaves, cut a small leaf shape, and fold down the center.
"This gave us information on variation within populations and the local influence of altitude on leaf shape and size," Dr Guerin explained.
pycnophylla shows phenotypic divergence correlated with their inter-population spatial distances, as a possible result of their geographic fragmentation, by combining: 1) the variation of leaf shape using the Elliptic Fourier Analysis; 2) a paleogeographic reconstruction of the distribution area of E.
Based on the findings given by previous researchers, we presumed that the species, leaf shape, leaf tactility, and other biological factors may affects the foliage's ability to achieve noise attenuation.
(Easy-to-use illustrated wildflower guides ask their users to note leaf shape and attachment as well as flower head color and configuration.)