Definition of stipe in English:

stipe

Line breaks: stipe
Pronunciation: /stʌɪp
 
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noun

Botany
  • A stalk or stem, especially the stem of a seaweed or fungus or the stalk of a fern frond.
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    • 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.

Origin

late 18th century: from French, from Latin stipes (see stipes).

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