pedicel


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pedicel

[′ped·ə‚sel]
(botany)
The stem of a fruiting or sporebearing organ.
The stem of a single flower.
(zoology)
A short stalk in an animal body.
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Most of the bladderpod that had flowering pedicels in 1997 had three (12.9%), two (10.4%), or one (10.6%) (n = 116) and the maximum number of flowering pedicels on any bladderpod was fourteen.
Panicle An inflorescence with multi-flowered pedicels attached to the peduncle.
Its flowers are sessile, that is, unbranched and attached directly to the main stem without pedicels (see Figure 9-7).
0.1 mm long, dense, distributed on the branches, stipules, petiole, rachis, and pedicel. Stipules deciduous, linear-subulate, apex attenuate, base truncate, villose, margin glabrous, 6-7.5 x c.
- Pome brown sub-globose or obovoid, 3-4 loculed; fruiting pedicel 3-4 cm and not Thickened distally................................8.
Habitus (Figures 10-11): Head reddish castaneous; compound eyes brown, rounded, arranged transversely; ocelli closer to each other than to compound eyes; tylus smooth and rectangular with a median carina a slightly marked; vertex smooth, rectangular with a median carina slightly marked; antennae castaneous, pedicel sparsely setose, basal body of flagellum subcylindrical, with one arista smaller than pedicel; postclypeus dark brown, inflated, angled in profile, with a longitudinal carina strongly marked; lateral grooves strongly marked, rostrum reaching mesocoxae.
Trochanter 2.73, femur 5.20, patella 4.30, chela (with pedicel) 4.75, chela (without pedicel) 4.24 times longer than wide, movable finger 1.38 times longer than hand (without pedicel).
(1) The dye was put in the berry from the stylar end (the end opposite the pedicel), and then it was traced in the pedicels, peduncles and even shoots of the vine.
The device was programmed so that the upward movement of the reading arm was positioned on the longitudinal axis of the berry pedicel. The tension reading mode used a test speed of 2 mm [s.sup.-1] and readings were obtained representing the maximum peak tension required for the complete separation of the pedicel from the berry.
Shoulder shape of the fruits increases when the fruits development occurs and outgrows the region where the pedicel connects the fruits.