The stem or branch from the main stem of the inflorescence that holds a group of pedicels is called a peduncle.
In Halloween types of pumpkin or squash plants, the shape of the pedicel has received particular attention because plant breeders are trying to optimize the size and shape of the pedicel for the best "lid" for a "jack-o'-lantern".
- Hickey, M.; King, C. (2001). The Cambridge Illustrated Glossary of Botanical Terms. Cambridge University Press.
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- Walter William Skeat (1898). An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (3 ed.). Clarendon Press. p. 430.