Department of Primary Industry, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia.
A NEW METHOD FOR DESCRIBING LEAF SHAPE
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 70, Issue 2, pages 437–442, March 1971
How to Cite
DALE, M. B., GROVES, R. H., HULL, V. J. and O'CALLAGHAN, J. F. (1971), A NEW METHOD FOR DESCRIBING LEAF SHAPE. New Phytologist, 70: 437–442. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1971.tb02544.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Received 1 August 1970)
A new method for the description of leaf shape is presented, based on an interactive computer program for describing rosette leaves of Chondrilla juncea. In addition to the usual measures of length, breadth and area an alternative description is provided based on a coding of the boundaries of the leaves. The efficiency of the machine-assisted description is assessed and a comparison of the alternative descriptions provided.