leaf sheath


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to leaf sheath: ligules

leaf sheath

the part at the bottom of a leaf that surrounds a stem, as in grasses.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Median leaf sheath from manually harvested royal palm trees (A.
In abaxial branching, a vegetative branch originating on the abaxial surface of the leaf sheath occurred on the basal and intermediate internodes of orthotropic stems in Oncosperma Blume species and Dypsis lutescens (H.
The purpose of the present study is to test this hypothesis by artificially smearing arundo leaf sheaths with one local strain of A.
To test for endophyte presence, we used the leaf sheath epidermal peel methods outlined in Clark et al (1983).
Flag leaf sheath length (cm)###1.6###1.4###2.0###0.0###0.2###9.6###***###-0.042
A PCR-based method to detect Sclerotium hydrophilum in infected rice leaf sheaths. APP, 2003; 37: 40-42.
The structure presents the following: b1: first leaf sheath; b2: second leaf sheath; cc: cotyledonary cavity; fc: cotyledonary slit; mf: fundamental meristem; pc: procambium; pd: protoderm; pf: leaf primordia; pm: pro-meristem.
Also, measuring of ridge EC, Nitrogen of leaf and leaf sheath moisture were done along the research for both farms simultaneously.
Leaf blade, leaf sheath, stem rind, stem pith, stem node, ear husk, and tassel were manually striped from the whole corn stover.