Inflorescence stalk

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In flowering plants, the inflorescence stalk (pedunculus) is that section of a stem axis that lies below the inflorescence and carries it. The main axis in the inflorescence itself is the inflorescence axis .

In rosette plants, the peduncle, which lies between the rosette and the inflorescence and is leafless or only covered with scaly leaves, is called the flower stem .


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