Glossary: keel

Definition:

  1. (in general) a projecting ridge, resembling the keel of a boat, running the length of an organ on the outer or under surface;
  2. the loosely united, lower petals of the Papilionoideae;
  3. the lower petal in the Polygalaceae.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: keel.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=391, retrieved 30 September 2020

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