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: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: ligule.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=416, retrieved 6 July 2020

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