The stem or stalk that supports the flower or fruit of a plant, or a cluster of flowers or fruits.
- Botany The stalk of an inflorescence or a stalk bearing a solitary flower in a one-flowered inflorescence.
- Zoology A stalklike structure in invertebrate animals, usually serving as an attachment for a larger part or structure.
- Anatomy A stalklike bundle of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain.
- Medicine The stalklike base to which a polyp or tumor is attached.