Said of a compound leaf in which the leaflets are borne at the apex of the petiole; finger-shaped.
The compound leaf does not necessarily take it out of the maple group.
A compound leaf is a leaf made up of several blades, like a bean leaf, which you know is divided into three parts.
The suppression of one or more leaflets of a compound leaf has already been referred to at p. 396.
This is the feather type of compound leaf, seen in the locust family, and among walnuts and hickories.
A compound leaf is one whose stem bears more than one blade.
A compound leaf bearing leaflets at the end or along the sides of the main axis.
Prue had taken one of these to be a complete leaf, when it was really only a part of one compound leaf divided into five parts.
The tendrils which form long spirals are generally modified stems or leaves, or they may be elongated leaflets of a compound leaf.
The mother butterflies deposit the eggs singly on leaves or stems, generally on the small leaflets of the compound leaf.
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A leaf that is composed of two or more leaflets on a common stalk. Clover, roses, sumac, and walnut trees have compound leaves.