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n. pl. pa·le·ae (-lē-ē′)
1. The upper of the two bracts that enclose each floret in a grass spikelet.
2. A small bract at the base of a disc floret in some plants of the composite family.

[Latin, chaff.]


(ˈpeɪlɪə) or


n, pl paleae (ˈpeɪlɪˌiː) or pales
1. (Botany) the inner of two bracts surrounding each floret in a grass spikelet. Compare lemma1
2. (Botany) any small membranous bract or scale
[C18: from Latin: straw, chaff; see pallet1]
paleaceous, paleal adj


(ˈpeɪ li ə)

n., pl. -le•ae (-liˌi)
the upper or inner membranous bract of the pair that envelops each floret in a grass spike.
[1745–55; < New Latin; Latin: chaff]
pa`le•a′ceous (-ˈeɪ ʃəs) pa′le•ate (-ɪt, -ˌeɪt) adj.
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There are other four persons who have surrendered among them there is this 13-year-old juvenile, his name is Sakey alias Saley Palea," he added.
Perenne herbacea, algunas canas solo llevan hojas y otras solo flores; inflorescencia cilindrica, espiciforme, excerta de la vaina mas superior; espiguillas en numerosos verticilos caducos; las espiguillas femeninas rodeadas por las espiguillas masculinas; espiguillas estaminales por un par de glumas planas; estambres de dos a muchos; espiguilla postilada sesil oculta dentro de cada verticilo de espiguillas estaminales, con glumas herbaceas iguales; lema y palea endurecidas, con dos estigmas.
Male palpal structures: palea region (pr), tegular lobe (tl), embolus (emb), terminal apophysis (ta), median apophysis (ma), tegulum (tg).
porque la especie que aqui nos ocupa tiene la lema inferior con nervios lisos y la lema superior cubriendo 1/3-2/3 de la palea superior (lema inferior con nervios escabrosos hacia su porcion distal y lema superior cubriendo casi completamente o alrededor de 4/5 de la palea superior en Digitaria sanguinalis), segun pone de manifiesto GIRALDO-CANAS [Las especies colombianas del genero Digitaria (Poaceae: Panicoideae: Paniceae), Caldasia 27(1): 42-43.
The lemma and palea of Improved Purple Marker are straw colored with pronounced anthocyanin pigmentation.
Several excursions on the King Thiras visit the volcanic islets of Nea Kamani (a dusty, half-hour trek takes you to the main crater) and Palea Kamani, with its hot springs, and the neighbouring island of Thirassia.
A mile down the road is the Palea Delana, a fashionable bar with long-legged dancing girls where Marko can satisfy his penchant for attractive women.
PALEA board member Avelino Capili said the 78-page petition disputing the legality of the agreement was filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon.
For months, with DOLE mediating, Palea has been negotiating for the reinstatement of 600 dismissed PAL employees who had resisted 'endo.
This assurance comes in the wake of the filing of a notice of strike by PALEA last October 8, in relation to the redundancy of positions which affected 117 employees.
2012), se caracteriza por incluir especies con espiguillas dispuestas en racimos unilaterales, solitarias o en pares, con la gluma inferior ausente u ocasionalmente presente, gluma superior y lema inferior herbaceas o membranaceas, la primera ausente o mas frecuentemente presente, palea y flor inferior usualmente ausentes, y antecio superior endurecido.
These include Associated Labor Unions, PALEA, Alliance of Progressive Labor-Sentro, Partido ng Manggagawa, and Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino.