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bract

 (brăkt)
n.
A leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored, and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence.

[From Latin bractea, gold leaf, perhaps from Greek brakhein, to rattle.]

brac′te·al (brăk′tē-əl) adj.

bract

(brækt)
n
(Botany) a specialized leaf, usually smaller than the foliage leaves, with a single flower or inflorescence growing in its axil
[C18: from New Latin bractea, Latin: thin metal plate, gold leaf, variant of brattea, of obscure origin]
ˈbracteal adj
ˈbractless adj

bract

(brækt)

n.
a specialized leaflike plant part, sometimes large and showy, usu. situated at the base of a flower or inflorescence.
[1760–70; earlier bractea < Latin: a thin plate of metal]
brac′te•al, adj.
brac′te•ate (-ti ɪt, -ˌeɪt) bract′ed, adj.
bract′less, adj.

bract

(brăkt)
A small, leaf-like plant part growing just below a flower or flower stalk. Most bracts are thin and inconspicuous, but some are brightly colored.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescencebract - a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence
inflorescence - the flowering part of a plant or arrangement of flowers on a stalk
calycle, calyculus, epicalyx, false calyx - a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus
husk - outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
bracteole, bractlet - a small bract
spathe - a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence
involucre - a highly conspicuous bract or bract pair or ring of bracts at the base of an inflorescence
glume - small dry membranous bract found in inflorescences of Gramineae and Cyperaceae
Translations
HochblattTragblatt

bract

nTragblatt nt
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Semiaquatic beetles of this family associated with Heliconia bracts are frequently found feeding on the bract, but located below the surface of the floral liquid (Naeem 1990).
Every cyme primordium differentiates a primary bract subtending a group of meristem cells (Fig.
Visitors get to see what the wildling looks like, a tall, leggy bush with bract clusters isolated at the end of long branches.
The inflorescence has attractive bracts (modified leaf) that can be found in four different colours as red, white, green or yellow with a few conspicuous flowers will peek out from the bract as they matured.
Quantitative characters were: plant height (from the plant basis to top of primary head); plant diameter (one end to the other of the lower leaves); floral stem length (from the plant basis to the primary head insertion); floral stem diameter (10cm below the primary head insertion); number, length and width of the leaves; number of lateral buds formed after harvest; days of implementation to harvest; fresh mass, length and diameter of the primary head; external bract length; length, width and thickness of the bracts' edible portion (bract basis); thickness, fresh mass and diameter of the bottom; number of secondary heads per plant; bottom fresh mass/ primary head fresh mass ratio.
Oosterhuis, "Comparative epidermal ultrastructure of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) leaf, bract and capsule wall," Annals of Botany, vol.
The main morphological features are focused on leaf shape and insertion, raceme length and its disposition, bract shape, relative bract length, number, shape and size of the perianth sections and the site of insertion of the staminal filaments on the nectariferous
This section is quite well morphologically characterized and includes herbaceous species with terminal and axillary female inflorescences, axillary male inflorescences, and female bracts with long, linear-subulate teeth, usually more than 1/2 of the bract length.
Diaphoranthema from central and northwestern Argentina, central Peru, Bolivia, and northwestern Paraguay, with yellow, sessile, solitary flowers and a glabrous floral bract, that has been known as Tillandsia bryoides (cf.