Climbing structures

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker


Some climbing structures

petiole: the stalk of a leaf.

stem: the main axis or a branch of the main axial system of a plant, developed from the plumule of the embryo and typically bearing leaves.

tendril: a slender climbing organ formed by modification of a part of a plant, e.g. a stem, a leaf or leaflet, a stipule.