involucel


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in·vol·u·cel

 (ĭn-vŏl′yə-sĕl′)
n.
A secondary involucre, as at the base of an umbel within a compound umbel.

[New Latin involūcellum, diminutive of involūcrum, involucre; see involucrum.]

involucel

(ɪnˈvɒljʊˌsɛl) or

involucellum

n, pl -cels or -cella (-ˈsɛlə)
(Botany) a ring of bracts at the base of the florets of a compound umbel
[C19: from New Latin involūcellum a little cover; see involucre]
inˌvoluˈcellate, inˌvoluˈcellated adj
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Traditionally, the main morphological differences for identifying these 11 local-used Chaihu are the characters observed from their original plants: the width of involucel bracts, the shape of leaves, the number of umbellules and the vitta number at the vallecula and commissure of fruits; and the characters from the major morphological features of their dried roots: the shape and texture of roots, straight or detached, the color of root and cut surface, with/without fiber-like petiole residues, rich in xylem fiber or not.
Traditionally, the characteristics of involucel bracts and cauline leaves were the major identified characteristics of these three species.