What is the "stork connector" on an orange called?!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
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SteveClarkson_2SteveClarkson_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Greenfingered MoneySaving
While looking through a "first book" with my nephew, who is 10 months old, there is a picture of an orange.

He has become transfixed by the hard bit on top of the orange where the stork used to attach to.

Now - being convinced that I should be educating him on the minutia of life from an early age, I feel the need to know what this bit is called. But I have no idea!

Anyone got a clue?
I have tried Google and Wikipedia... but no luck!

Thanks!

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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    I think you mean 'stalk' rather than 'stork'.

    The stalk is the whole thing (including the part where it attaches to the orange) as far as I'm aware.
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  • frugalmacdugalfrugalmacdugal Forumite
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    Hi,

    when I saw the title of thread, thought it was some new hitec cable for Orange phone. :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
    Y'all take care now.
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  • NinjaBNinjaB Forumite
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    Don't know the answer to your question but just wanted to throw in that the "strings" you get on bananas after you peel them are called phloem bundles in case anyone is interested
  • theoreticatheoretica Forumite
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    The (remains of) the calyx, I think.
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  • gallygirlgallygirl Forumite
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    NinjaB wrote: »
    Don't know the answer to your question but just wanted to throw in that the "strings" you get on bananas after you peel them are called phloem bundles in case anyone is interested
    Oooohhhh, phloem is for liquid movement, xylem for building strength..... or possibly the other way round :o. No, it is the other way round as water should 'phloe' through phloem but actually does it through xylem.

    Ha, A level biology DID come in useful after all. No idea about the orange stem end though - must have been dogging it that week :o.
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