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A simple leaf consist of the following basic compositions, which are;

  • Tip: is the extreme end of the leaf.
  • Midrib: is the thick vein at the middle of the leaf.
  • Leaf Margin: is the edge of the leaf.
  • Lamina: is also known as blade. It is the flat surface of the leaf.
  • Leaf vein: is the stripe -like portion of the leaf. It is usually extended from the midrib to the margin.
  • Petiole: is the one that holds the leaf. It can be used to hold the leaf.


Simple Leaf