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: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: sheath.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=674, retrieved 2 July 2020

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