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glume

 (glo͞om)
n.
1. A bract, usually one of two, at the base of a grass spikelet.
2. A bract in a sedge spikelet, usually subtending a floret.

[Latin glūma, husk; see gleubh- in Indo-European roots.]

glu·ma′ceous (glo͞o-mā′shəs) adj.

glume

(ɡluːm)
n
1. (Botany) botany one of a pair of dry membranous bracts at the base of the spikelet of grasses
2. (Botany) the bract beneath each flower in a sedge or related plant
[C18: from Latin glūma husk of corn; related to Latin glūbere to remove the bark from]
gluˈmaceous adj
ˈglumeˌlike adj

glume

(glum)

n.
one of a pair of chafflike bracts enclosing the floral parts of a spikelet in grasses.
[1570–80; < Latin glūma husk enclosing a cereal grain, probably =glūb(ere) to strip the bark from + *-sma n. suffix]
glu•ma•ceous (gluˈmeɪ ʃəs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glume - small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceaeglume - small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae
bract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
flowering glume, lemma - the lower and stouter of the two glumes immediately enclosing the floret in most Gramineae
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Each lateral spikelet emerges from the axillary bud of a bract, bearing a prophyll and a varying number of glumes arranged on an open axis (rachilla); some or all of these glumes develop an axillary flower, so some taxa have empty glumes, while in other taxa each glume carries a flower.
Spikelets with unequal acute glumes; lower glume 1.
4 mm long, clavate, with bulbous, truncate to rounded tips, ascending and appressed; first glume 0.
The aim of this study is to investigate opposite morphologic traits and manner of inheritance of spring, glume and ear form traits.
the traits sere as follow: The height of the bush, the length of ears, number of claw, straw weight, seed yield in bush, glume, ear density, number of days till appearance of ear, number of days till appearance of ear, number of days till physiologic growth, need to making spring cultivar, total dry matter and harvest index.
There are other minor quibbles: confusion is likely to be caused by not making a sufficient distinction between the glume wheat spelt and other (but free-threshing) breadwheats; botanists will cavil that Clarkia (Onagraceae) and Wyethia (Compositae) referred to on p.
The glume size is medium, and the glume shoulder has a wanting shape.
Infestation with Septoria leaf blotch and glume blotch was less severe on Grant than on Caldwell.
The suspected parent -- some extinct, pod-bearing popcorn - wrapped each seed in a chaff-like glume, the same type of wrapper that encases individual wheat seeds, Van der Merwe says.
Spots/blotches: Halo spot; Net blotch; Scald; Leaf blotch; Septoria leaf blotch; Glume blotch; Spot blotch; Tan spot
First glume 2-keeled, 2-nerved, with a deep longitudinal channel between the keels, glabrous, the tip slightly scabrous.