One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Any relatively long, continuous, supporting structure that typically bears other organs laterally, and represents the main line of growth and/or symmetry; as a stem that bears leaves or branches, or the rachis of an inflorescence that bears flowers along its length.
Reference: modified from K&P, p. 19 & H&H, p. 13
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