Definition of obovate in English:


Syllabification: ob·o·vate
Pronunciation: /äˈbōˌvāt


  • (Of a leaf) ovate with the narrower end at the base.
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    • Juvenile plants and regrowth stems usually have obovate leaves, but these are soon deciduous and rarely appear on older stems.
    • Seed number, size, and fruit shape all can vary on a single plant, with the smaller, more obovate fruits generally having fewer and smaller seeds.
    • Most of the species studied have a pollinarium composed by four superimposed, obovate to rotund, unequal (two larger, two smaller) pollinia.

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