Ochrea

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Ochrea on a redshank stem

Ochrea, (Latin ochrea, greave or protective legging), also spelled ocrea, is a plant structure formed of stipules fused into a sheath surrounding the stem, and is typically found in the Polygonaceae.

In palms it denotes an extension of the leaf sheath beyond the petiole insertion.

It is also the Roman Soldiers leg armour

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