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adj. Botany
Having no bracts.

[New Latin ēbracteātus : Latin ē-, ex-, ex- + Latin bractea, gold leaf, bract.]


(ɪˈbræktɪˌeɪt; -tɪɪt)
(Botany) (of plants) having no bracts
[C19: from New Latin ebracteātus; see e-1, bracteate]
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Adj.1.ebracteate - without bracts
bracteate, bracted - having bracts
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5-3 cm apart, the lateral branches 6-9 cm long, erect or nearly so at the base and subspreading toward the apex, subdensely to densely flowered at anthesis, with 4 to 6 flowers, bearing sterile bracts at the apex, rachis geniculate, slightly angulose, 3-8 x 3 mm, glabrous, green, stipes 7-30 x 5 mm, erect or nearly so, slightly complanate, green, glabrous, ebracteate, the terminal branch erect or nearly so, similar to the lateral branches, subsessile, ca.
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Inflorescence pendulous, 40-70 x 10-15 cm with 12 to 30 branches; primary bracts like the upper scape bracts but without the long blade, mostly apiculate, mostly shorter than the peduncles, grey-green to pink; branches spreading at ca 30[degrees] from the axis with an ebracteate 3-7 cm x 2-4 mm flattened peduncle that exceeds nearly all of the primary bracts; the fertile portion 4-8 x 1-2 cm, 4 to 10 flowered; floral bracts elliptic, acute, 20-26 x 8-10 mm nerved, variably carinate, tightly imbricate in life, spreading when dried, glabrous except for a few pale fimbriate trichomes at the very apex, bright magenta pink, somewhat glaucose.