phyllary


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phyllary

(ˈfɪlərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Botany) botany a bract, or modified leaf which is normally associated with reproductive structure, and that forms a collar around the head of a flower
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We measured nine quantitative traits: basal leaf length, basal leaf width, basal leaf length-width ratio, bract length, peduncle length, phyllary length and width, and ray length and width.
From the Greek gongylos, round, and lepis, scale, in reference to the rounded phyllary apices.
In the current study, all putative hybrids had a pollen viability of less than 90% and were intermediate for phyllary size and shape.