Pronunciation key

( pẽr-fōli-it )
( pẽr-fōli-āt′ )

Perfoliate Leaves
Perfoliate Leaves



[per-, through + L. folium a leaf; + ate].

  1. Possessing a stem that seems to pass through a leaf.
  2. Description of such a leaf.


Perfoliate Leaves
Perfoliate Leaves
Connate perfoliate of a wild honeysuckle and perfoliate of a bellwort

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Firefly Encyclopedia of Trees, Edited by Steve Cafferty M.Sc. ©2005
  • Zoology Quest: Chart of Leaf Arrangement and Attachment
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