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

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  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 ]

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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