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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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Morphologic characters used in the past to circumscribe Cypereae members, such as presence of spikelets with distichous glumes, and reduced perianthless flowers, are not useful to characterize the modern Cypereae tribe (Larridon et al.
Glumes 2-3 mm long, boat shaped, obtuse, pale brown with wide yellow margin, keeled.
Spikelets with unequal acute glumes; lower glume 1.
SEM images clearly show that the glumes and sterile lemma are densely pilose with long clavate macrohairs which have a bulbous truncate or slightly rounded tip (Fig.
Better to try sexy-sounding "naked" barley, also called hulled or hull-less, which comes from varieties that have looser glumes, so the bran layer can be left intact.
griffithsii Scribner and Smith], which is similar to Montana wheatgrass with the exception of its pubescent glumes and lemmas, apparently arose from crosses involving the pubescent form of thickspike.
Apparently countering this lack of sophistication in the handling of sources is a wealth of technical vocabulary, much of it unexplained; the reader is left to struggle with words such as alambic, ard, astragalus, carucate, glumes, seedlip, skep, scur, spiles, and vaccary, to mention only a few.
Jinmai 61 has white glumes with an oblique shoulder and 2- to 4-mm glume beak.
Luzuloidei (Guarise & Vegetti, 2007), all the glumes have a distichous arrangement (1/2 phyllotaxis), except for the prophyll.
1a) and many spirally placed glumes subtending (or not) a flower (Fig.
In general, HT621 looks like hexaploid wheat although it is not free threshing because it has a brittle rachis and hard glumes.