Glossary: ligule

Definition:

  1. (in Poaceae) a thin membranous or rim-like structure found at the top of the leaf sheath;
  2. the strap-shaped corolla found in the florets of certain Asteraceae;
  3. (in some Pteridophyta) a small flap of tissue on the adaxial side of the leaf.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: ligule.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=416, retrieved 21 August 2017

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