The floral-axis (base of the flower) is the section of the stem above the pedicel at which the flower-leaves are inserted. In most species, the floral-axis is very short and hardly discernible. Only in some species it is notable broadened or prolonged (e. g. in Myosurus minimus – Mousetail). A pitcher-shaped or tubular floral-axis is referred to as a hypanthium, floral cup, or floral tube (e. g. in Epilobium – Willowherb).