a. attached directly, without a supporting stalk, as in a leaf without a petiole or a flower without a pedicel or peduncle


Other words in the Wild Florida Photo glossary with definitions related to the above word.

n. an elongated compound inflorescence that is unbranched and with the pedicellate flowers maturing from the bottom upward
compare with a spike, in which the individual flowers are sessile or subsessile

a. a sessile leaf, leaflet, or bract whose base completely surrounds the stem, so that the stem appears to pass through the leaf

n. an unbranched inflorescence of sessile or subsessile flowers, maturing from the bottom upwards
compare with a raceme in which the individual flowers are stalked (have pedicels)

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