obcordate


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obcordate

[äb′kȯr‚dāt]
(botany)
Referring to a leaf, heart-shaped with the notch apical.
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The fruit is a 5-winged inflated loculicidally dehiscent capsule, obcordate in outline, formed from a 5-carpellate ovary.
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Leaves opposite to sub-opposite, petiolate; petiole 0.8-1 cm in length; blade elliptical, obovate to obcordate, 1.5-2.5 X 1-2 cm, apex rounded to slightly acuminate, base obtuse, eucamptodromous, olive green, semi-coriaceous.