[ruh-kil-uh] /rəˈkɪl ə/

noun, plural rachillae
[ruh-kil-ee] /rəˈkɪl i/ (Show IPA). Botany.
a small or secondary rachis, as the axis of a spikelet in a grass inflorescence.
(in grasses) the short stem of a spikelet that bears the florets
Plural rachillae (rə-kĭl’ē)
The stalk that bears the florets in the spikelets of grasses and similar plants, such as rushes and sedges. The rachilla often has a zigzag shape, with florets at each point at which the orientation of the rachilla turns.


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