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Pedicel Peduncle diagram

Diagram showing the relative positions of the pedicel and peduncle

In botany, a peduncle is a stem supporting an inflorescence, or after fertilisation, a fruit.

The peduncle is a stem, usually green and without leaves, though sometimes coloured or supporting small leaves. The peduncle may diverge into smaller limbs, in which case the ramifications are called pedicels.

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