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{adj: obovate} of a leaf shape; egg-shaped with the narrower end at the base

{n: butterfly plant, Phalaenopsis amabilis} orchid having large elliptic to obovate fleshy leaves and fragrant pink-and-white flowers dotted with red

{n: coral bush, flame bush, Templetonia retusa} Australian shrub having simple obovate leaves and brilliant scarlet flowers

{n: moth orchid, moth plant} any of various orchids of the genus Phalaenopsis having often drooping glossy broad obovate or oval leaves usually dark green flushed purple or mottled grey and silver

{n: obovate leaf} an egg-shaped leaf with the narrower end at the base

{n: purslane} a plant of the family Portulacaceae having fleshy succulent obovate leaves often grown as a potherb or salad herb; a weed in some areas

{n: waratah, Telopea Oreades} tall shrub of eastern Australia having oblanceolate to obovate leaves and red flowers in compact racemes


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