Definition of Ligule. Meaning of Ligule. Synonyms of Ligule

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Definition of Ligule

Ligule
Ligule Lig"ule (-[-u]l), n. [L. ligula, lingula, little tongue, dim. of lingua tongue : cf. F. ligule.] 1. (Bot.) (a) The thin and scarious projection from the upper end of the sheath of a leaf of grass. (b) A strap-shaped corolla of flowers of Composit[ae]. 2. (Anat.) A band of white matter in the wall of fourth ventricle of the brain.

Meaning of Ligule from wikipedia

- A ligule (from Latin: ligula "strap", variant of lingula, from lingua "tongue") is a thin outgrowth at the junction of leaf and leafstalk of many gr****es...
- 5-tipped, strap-shaped, individual flower in the heads of other members. A ligule is the strap-shaped tongue of the corolla of either a ray flower or of a...
- serrated transversely. The ligule is pointed and silvery. Compared this to Common Meadowgr**** Poa pratensis, which has a squared ligule, and Poa trivialis, which...
- 20 in) broad, smooth or slightly roughened, with a rounded to truncate ligule 1–2 millimetres (0.039–0.079 in) long. The conical panicle is 5–20 centimetres...
- multiflorum) with a strong central keel, giving a flattened appearance. The ligule is very short and truncated and often difficult to see, and small white...
- spikelets. It flowers from June until September. The stamen are pink. The ligule is short and blunt. It grows well in heavy soil, and is noted for its resistance...
- flattened or sometimes thickened, with a blunt or hooded apex and membranaceous ligule. Many of the species are important pasture plants, used extensively by grazing...
- green. There are 4 to 10 spikelet flowers, which are up to 15 mm long. The ligule is very short and blunt. Festuca rubra, as red fescue or creeping red fescue...
- distinguished from Lycopodiaceae (the clubmosses) by having scale-leaves bearing a ligule and by having spores of two types. They are sometimes included in an informal...
- tall. The leaves are bright green, broad, slightly hairy, and rough. The ligule is 3 centimeters (1.2 in) long and smooth edged. The panicle is up to 30...
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