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oc·re·a

or och·re·a (ŏk′rē-ə)
n. pl. oc·re·ae (-rē-ē′) or och·re·ae
A sheath formed at the node of a stem by the fusion of two stipules, found in many plants of the family Polygonaceae, such as rhubarb.

[Latin, greave.]

ocrea

(ˈɒkrɪə)
n, pl -reae (-rɪˌiː)
(Botany) a variant spelling of ochrea

oc•re•a

(ˈɒk ri ə, ˈoʊ kri ə)

n., pl. oc•re•ae (ˈɒk riˌi, ˈoʊ kriˌi)
a sheathing part, as a pair of stipules united about a stem.
[1820–30; < Latin: greave, legging]
oc′re•ate (-ɪt, -ˌeɪt) adj.
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Tronco estriado, base dilatada, lenticelas presentes em linhas verticais; ramos com no e entreno marcados; estipulas modificadas em ocrea, folhas subcordadas, apice atenuado, base cordada ou subcordada, face abaxial pubescente, margem inteira, discolores, sem pontuacoes translucidas (Figura 4T) 38.
Ocrea pardo-rojiza, cilindrica, 0,5-1,25 cm, membranacea, apice truncado, ciliado, con cerdas de hasta 1,5 mm, dorso con largos pelos blanquecinos no glandulares.
A word like ocrea, in the sense 'boot' (35), can be attested in both Hans Helander, Neo-Latin Literature in Sweden in the Period 1620-1720.