Pedicel (botany)

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The inflorescence of Delphinium nuttallianum. Each flower is held on a pedicel a few centimeters long.

A pedicel is a stem that attaches single flowers to the main stem of the inflorescence. It is the branches or stalks that hold each flower in an inflorescence that contains more than one flower.

The stem or branch 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".[1]

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