Glossary: column


  1. (in Poaceae) the lower twisted portion of the awn;
  2. (in the Asclepiadaceae and Orchidaceae) the solid central structure formed by the union of style, stigma and stamens;
  3. (in Malvaceae) the tube of connate filaments.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Glossary details: column., retrieved 20 March 2018

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