The formation of peltate leaves has been traced to the union of the lobes of a cleft leaf.
From this point of view, peltate leaves like those of Tropæolum or Nelumbium become very significant.
Thus it is proper to describe the shape of the indusium as peltate.
Anthers of irregular shape, peltate, with the borders deeply undulate.
The leaves are peltate, and in the bud are folded about the end of the petiole after the manner of an umbrella.
Seeds rather few (4–20 in each cell), peltate and saucer-shaped or globular-thimble-shaped, pitted.
The seed organs are curious, the stigma being foot-stalked, peltate, and placed between and above the anthers.
Cones globular, with peltate, valvate scales, firmly closed till ripe; the scales thick and pointed at the center.