Glossary beginning with F

Description of botanical terms
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floral bract present




Flowers in spikelets

Only the flowers of Cyperaceae and Poaceae are arranged in spikelets. There are however several other families whose inflorescences can resemble spikelets. Dissecting the structures to see the number and position of the bracts may be necessary.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith