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Daphnogene lobata

Daphnogene lobata Sap.

Threenervate and principally threelobed leaf. Rather often one of the lobed has not been developed. Sometimes even both lobes are not present and is the leaf somewhat wider with a sinuous border. The leaf is thus very variabel but still easily recognizable.
Main nerve continuing to the top of the leaf.
The leaf is leathery and has a long petiole.
Mostly there are knobs or glands at the branching of the veins.
The leaf resembles the leaf of the sassafras, a subtropical tree, but according to De Saporta there are too many differences to use this name. E.g. the leathery character of the leaf and the undeveloped lobes.