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Peltate adj.   [ Botany ]
Peltately  noun: Peltation
Synonyms: Shield-shaped; scutiform)

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  Of a flat circular structure having the stem or support attached near the centre of the lower surface, instead of at the base or margin; said of a leaf or other stalked organ or structures.  
On the left: a peltate glandular trichome
Peltate leaf   [ Botany ]
  A peltate leaf is a rounded leaf having its petiole attached to the lower surface of the lamina in the centre rather than to the margin, they have no sinus reaching into the petiole.  
As a nasturtium leaf for example (left)

See also: leaf shape







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