Glossary: sheath

Definition:

a tube-like structure sometimes split longitudinally for part or whole of the length with the two margins overlapping, that encloses an organ either completely or partially, e.g. a leaf-sheath of Poaceae.

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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: sheath.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=674, retrieved 25 May 2017

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