Glossary: ligule


  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, 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: ligule., retrieved 21 March 2018

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