Glossary: sheath

Definition:

a tube-like structure sometimes split longitudinally for part or whole of the length with the two margins overlapping, that encloses an organ either completely or partially, e.g. a leaf-sheath of Poaceae.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Glossary details: sheath.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=674, retrieved 24 May 2017

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