rhipidium


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rhipidium

(rɪˈpɪdɪəm)
n
(Botany) a fan-shaped arrangement of flowers on a plant
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The Schoenus spikelet: A rhipidium? A floral ontogenetic answer.
Spathes 2; inflorescence 2-flowered rhipidium; spathes green, the lower 1.2-1.6 cm long, the upper 1.8-2.6 cm long, both with membranous edges; pedicel filiform, up to 1 cm long.
spikelet a rhipidium? A floral ontogenetic approach.