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 (1) Peduncle   [ Botany ]
Synonym: Flower stem or Floral axis

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A peduncle or flower stem is the stalk connecting a solitary flower (or fruit) or flower cluster, to the main stem (above the subtending bract, leaf or node) not associated with others in an inflorescence.  
     
A flower stem may be leafless (see: scape) or may bear leaf or scale.

 Compare with: Pedicel, Petiole.

     
(2) Peduncle    [ Botany ]
Synonym:
Petiole
     
 

The stalk of a simple or compound leaf . A petiole

 
     
Some time the term peduncle is improperly used for petiole, but it is not correct.  

 

 

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