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pairs of opposite, ovate, obtuse leaves


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obtuse

A leaf, or similar flat part, having a rounded or blunt tip.

opposite

Leaf attachments are paired at each node, with each leaf opposite the other.

order

A taxonimic ranking: Domain; Kingdom; Phylum; Class; Order; Family; Genus; Species.

orthographical variant

In botanic scientific nomenclature, an orthographical variant (abbreviated orth. var.) is a spelling mistake, typing mistake or writing mistake within a scientific publication that resulted in a somewhat different name being accidentally used for an already-named organism — e.g. Galvesia instead of the correct genus name Galvezia.

ovate

Broad and rounded at the base and tapering toward the end.


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