Glossary: keel

Definition:

  1. (in general) a projecting ridge, resembling the keel of a boat, running the length of an organ on the outer or under surface;
  2. the loosely united, lower petals of the Papilionoideae;
  3. the lower petal in the Polygalaceae.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Glossary details: keel.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=391, retrieved 14 December 2017

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