Ochrea

O'chre·a noun ; plural Ochreæe . [ Latin ] 1. (Antiq.) A greave or legging. 2. (Botany) A kind of sheath formed by two stipules united round a stem.
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ochrea

A sheath, formed from two stipules, encircling the node. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Ochrea

• (n.) A kind of sheath formed by two stipules united round a stem. • (n.) A greave or legging.
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Ochrea

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. ...
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