The stem or branch from the main stem of the inflorescence that holds a group of pedicels is called a peduncle.
The shape of the pedicel has received particular attention in Halloween-varieties of pumpkin or squash plants, where plant breeders are trying to optimize the size and shape of the pedicel for the best "lid" for a "jack-o-lantern".
- Hickey, M.; King, C. (2001). The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press.
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