The Leaf Shapes ClipArt gallery offers 293 examples of the various shapes, margins, and arrangements of leaves. For leaves of specific shrubs or trees, please see our flowers and shrubs selections, or our trees gallery, respectively.

"Crenae.--Notches, or round teeth, bordering a leaf or the petals of a flower." -Newman, 1850

Crenated Leaf

"Crenae.--Notches, or round teeth, bordering a leaf or the petals of a flower." -Newman, 1850

A leaf in a wedge shape. Truncate at one end and tapering to a point at another.

Cuneate Leaf

A leaf in a wedge shape. Truncate at one end and tapering to a point at another.

A wedge-shaped leaf, tapering gradually to the base.

Cuneate Leaf

A wedge-shaped leaf, tapering gradually to the base.

A leaf divided into a number of compound divisions.

Decompound Leaf

A leaf divided into a number of compound divisions.

A sessile leaf having its base extending downward along the stem.

Decurrent Leaf

A sessile leaf having its base extending downward along the stem.

"Decurrent.--When leaves run down the stem to a point considerably below the place where they diverge from it." -Newman, 1850

Decurrent Leaf

"Decurrent.--When leaves run down the stem to a point considerably below the place where they diverge…

A trowel or triangular shaped leaf.

Deltoid Leaf

A trowel or triangular shaped leaf.

A toothed leaf.

Dentate Leaf

A toothed leaf.

A leaf having deep radiating divisions, like fingers.

Digitate Leaf

A leaf having deep radiating divisions, like fingers.

"Digitate.--Having the form of an open hand." -Newman, 1850

Digitate Leaf

"Digitate.--Having the form of an open hand." -Newman, 1850

A leaf which resembles a hand spreading its fingers.

Digitate Leaf

A leaf which resembles a hand spreading its fingers.

This is an example of a pinnately divided leaf.

Divided Leaf

This is an example of a pinnately divided leaf.

This is an example of a palmately divided leaf.

Divided Leaf

This is an example of a palmately divided leaf.

"Elliptic.--Nearly oval, but of equal breadth at each end." -Newman, 1850

Elliptical Leaf

"Elliptic.--Nearly oval, but of equal breadth at each end." -Newman, 1850

A leaf in the shape of a fan.

Fan-Shaped Leaf

A leaf in the shape of a fan.

A fiddle-shaped leaf.

Fiddle-Shaped Leaf

A fiddle-shaped leaf.

"Fork-veined leaves are those in which the primary veins divide into two nearly equal secondary veins, forming a dork, and these subdivided in the same manner."—Darby, 1855

Fork-Veined Leaf

"Fork-veined leaves are those in which the primary veins divide into two nearly equal secondary veins,…

"Hastate.--Formed like the head of an ancient halbert." -Newman, 1850

Hastate

"Hastate.--Formed like the head of an ancient halbert." -Newman, 1850

A hastate leaf that is triangular in shape with basal lobes.

Hastate Leaf

A hastate leaf that is triangular in shape with basal lobes.

Also known as Dolabriform. A leaf in the shape of an axe.

Hatchet-Shaped Leaf

Also known as Dolabriform. A leaf in the shape of an axe.

"Imbricate.--When leaves are laid one over another, like tiles on a roof, they are said to be imbricated." -Newman, 1850

Imbricated Leaves

"Imbricate.--When leaves are laid one over another, like tiles on a roof, they are said to be imbricated."…

"Transverse section of an involute leaf." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Involute Leaf

"Transverse section of an involute leaf." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

A kidney-shaped leaf.

Kidney-Shaped Leaf

A kidney-shaped leaf.

"Lanceolate.--Lance or spear-shaped, as in tulipa sylvestris." -Newman, 1850

Lanceolate Leaf

"Lanceolate.--Lance or spear-shaped, as in tulipa sylvestris." -Newman, 1850

"Lanceolate, when it is three or more times as long as it is broad, and rounded at the base, and tapering at the apex."—Darby, 1855

Lanceolate Leaf

"Lanceolate, when it is three or more times as long as it is broad, and rounded at the base, and tapering…

Lanceolate leaves are lance or spear shaped. These leaves are narrowly elliptical, tapering to each end.

Lanceolate Leaf

Lanceolate leaves are lance or spear shaped. These leaves are narrowly elliptical, tapering to each…

"Linear.--Narrow, with parallel sides, as in most grasses." -Newman, 1850

Linear Leaf

"Linear.--Narrow, with parallel sides, as in most grasses." -Newman, 1850

The linear-acute leaf is narrow with two sides that are nearly parallel.

Linear-Acute Leaf

The linear-acute leaf is narrow with two sides that are nearly parallel.

A lion toothed leaf.

Lion Toothed Leaf

A lion toothed leaf.

This is an example of a pinnately lobed leaf.

Lobed Leaf

This is an example of a pinnately lobed leaf.

This is an example of a palmately lobed leaf.

Lobed Leaf

This is an example of a palmately lobed leaf.

A lobed leaf.

Lobed Leaf

A lobed leaf.

"Lyrate.--Lyre-shaped: cut into many transverse segments, becoming larger towards the extremity of the leaf, which is rounded." -Newman, 1850

Lyrate Leaf

"Lyrate.--Lyre-shaped: cut into many transverse segments, becoming larger towards the extremity of the…

"Lyrate leaf." -Bergen, 1896

Lyrate Leaf

"Lyrate leaf." -Bergen, 1896

A leaf where the terminal lobe is the largest among the lobes.

Lyrate Leaf

A leaf where the terminal lobe is the largest among the lobes.

"Mucronate.--Sharply pointed." -Newman, 1850

Mucronate Leaf

"Mucronate.--Sharply pointed." -Newman, 1850

This is an example of a needle-shaped leaf of the Larch.

Needle Leaf

This is an example of a needle-shaped leaf of the Larch.

"When a leaf is bounded by a regular curve, and it three or more times as long as it is broad, it is called oval or oblong."—Darby, 1855

Oblong Leaf

"When a leaf is bounded by a regular curve, and it three or more times as long as it is broad, it is…

Opposite of ovate, egg-shaped and narrow at the base.

Obovate Leaf

Opposite of ovate, egg-shaped and narrow at the base.

Opposite leaves, in adjacent pairs.

Opposite Leaves

Opposite leaves, in adjacent pairs.

An orbicular or circular leaf.

Orbicular Leaf

An orbicular or circular leaf.

A nearly circular leaf.

Orbicular Leaf

A nearly circular leaf.

An egg-shaped leaf, wide at the base.

Ovate Leaf

An egg-shaped leaf, wide at the base.

"It is said to be ovate when it has the outline of the longitudinal section of an egg."—Darby, 1855

Ovate Leaf

"It is said to be ovate when it has the outline of the longitudinal section of an egg."—Darby,…

An ovate leaf is the shape of an egg. The broad end is downwards.

Ovate and Obtuse Leaf

An ovate leaf is the shape of an egg. The broad end is downwards.

"Palmated.--Cut into oblong segments, so as to resemble a hand." -Newman, 1850

Palmate

"Palmated.--Cut into oblong segments, so as to resemble a hand." -Newman, 1850

When divided, the leaf resembles a hand.

Palmate Leaf

When divided, the leaf resembles a hand.

A palmatifid leaf is cut half way to the base in a palmate manner.

Palmatifid Leaf

A palmatifid leaf is cut half way to the base in a palmate manner.

Pandurate leaves are fiddle shaped. The leaves arer obovate in form, with one or two deep recesses or indentations on each side.

Pandurate Leaf

Pandurate leaves are fiddle shaped. The leaves arer obovate in form, with one or two deep recesses or…

This type of parallel-veined leaf has veins running from the base of the leaf to the point.

Parallel-veined Leaf

This type of parallel-veined leaf has veins running from the base of the leaf to the point.

This type of parallel-veined leaf has veins running from the midrib of the leaf to the margins.

Parallel-veined Leaf

This type of parallel-veined leaf has veins running from the midrib of the leaf to the margins.

This is an example of a pinnately parted leaf.

Parted Leaf

This is an example of a pinnately parted leaf.

This is an example of a palmately parted leaf.

Parted Leaf

This is an example of a palmately parted leaf.

"Pectinate.--Like the teeth of a comb." -Newman, 1850

Pectinate Leaf

"Pectinate.--Like the teeth of a comb." -Newman, 1850

A leaf in the shape of a comb.

Pectinate Leaf

A leaf in the shape of a comb.

A leaf shaped like a foot.

Pedate Leaf

A leaf shaped like a foot.

"Peltate.--Stalk fastened in the middle." -Newman, 1850

Peltate Leaf

"Peltate.--Stalk fastened in the middle." -Newman, 1850

"Peltate, with the petiole inserted in the lamina, but not in the center of it."—Darby, 1855

Peltate Leaf

"Peltate, with the petiole inserted in the lamina, but not in the center of it."—Darby, 1855

"Perfiolate leaf, caused by the union of two opposite leaves."—Darby, 1855

Perfiolate Leaf

"Perfiolate leaf, caused by the union of two opposite leaves."—Darby, 1855

"Perfiolate leaf, caused by the union of the lobes of the leaves."—Darby, 1855

Perfiolate Leaf

"Perfiolate leaf, caused by the union of the lobes of the leaves."—Darby, 1855