peduncle

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peduncle

1. the stalk of a plant bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
2. Anatomy a stalklike structure, esp a large bundle of nerve fibres within the brain
3. Pathol a slender process of tissue by which a polyp or tumour is attached to the body
4. Biology another name for pedicel

peduncle

[′pē‚dəŋ·kəl]
(anatomy)
A band of white fibers joining different portions of the brain.
(botany)
A flower-bearing stalk.
A stalk supporting the fruiting body of certain thallophytes.
(invertebrate zoology)
The stalk supporting the whole or a large part of the body of certain crinoids, brachiopods, and barnacles.
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Also, the inflorescences have 6-60 spikelets with 20-80% of the spikelets peduncled. The inflorescence bracts are typically more or less equal to the inflorescence, the longest ranging from 0.7-1.5 times as long as the inflorescence (Fig.
Ultimate (distalmost) inflorescence branches terminated by fascicles of 2-7 [+ or -] sessile spikelets, peduncles, if any, < 5 mm long (long-pedunculate spikelets may occur at more proximal inflorescence nodes); longest inflorescence bract 1.5-2.6 times as long as the inflorescence; spikelets 25-200, 0-15% peduncled; widest leaves 5.5-7.4 mm wide C.
[=Indocarex (Baill.) Kill in Engl.; highly compound bisexual spikes with the peduncles of the primary axes subtended by cladoprophylls, but with secondary and tertiary floral aggregations associated with utricle-like inflorescence prophylls]; (2) Carex (mostly tristigmatic flowers, peduncled unisexual spikes with the peduncle of at least the lowest spike subtended by a scale-like or ocreaform cladoprophyll); (3) Vignea (P.