fundamenta folia

Fundamenta folia is a classification for leaves of plants that creates a clear structure within the complex morphological beauty of nature.

This visualisation depicts the variety within the four main groups of the classification and shows the possible combination within these four main structures:
nervature, plane, margin and texture. Hover on the navigation bar for more information on these four structures.

Nervus

Nervus or nervature are the veins of the leaf that runs from the base of the leaf to the top. Click on the infographic or the navigation bar for an indepth view of this structure.

Planum

Planum or plane is the general shape of the leaf. Click on the infographic or the navigation bar for an indepth view of this structure.

Margo

Margo or margin is the edge of the leaf. Click on the infographic or the navigation bar for an indepth view of this structure.

Textura

Texture or textura is the repeating fractal that can be see within the plane. Click on the infographic or the navigation bar for an indepth view of this structure.