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peripheral: Upon or otherwise directly associated with the outer surfaces or regions of a three-dimensional structure. Although use of this term in two-dimensional contexts is technically correct, traditionally the term marginal is preferred in such cases.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Ray florets 0 (peripheral pistillate florets 2–8 ;corollas pale yellow, ± filiform, ± villous ). [2] Cypselae obcompressed or ± prismatic, 3-angled (ray or peripheral )or 2- or 4-angled (disc );


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.