A stalk or stem, especially the stem of a seaweed or fungus or the stalk of a fern frond.
- In the picture above, you can see the flat photosynthetic structures, the lamina, or blades, branching from the stipe, or stalk.
- This type of pollinarium lacks a stipe, and the pollinia are directly connected to a broad, soft, arcuate viscidium, which readily dehydrates and collapses after pollinarium removal.
- The petiole or stipe is the stalk at the base of the frond, before the first pinna ‘branches’ from the rachis.
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