Terminology For Asteraceae - Bract

The dictionary definition of bract at Wiktionary

  • A leaf, usually smaller than the true leaves of a plant, from the axil of which a flower stalk arises.
  • Any modified leaf, or scale, on a flower stalk or at the base of a flower.
  • a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence


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Inflorescence - General Characteristics - Metatopy
... of flower(s) is located at the axil of a bract, the location of the bract in relation to the stem holding the flower(s) is indicated by the use of different terms and may be a useful diagnostic indicator ... Typical placement of bracts include Some plants have bracts that subtend the inflorescence, where the flowers are on branched stalks the bracts are not connected to the stalks holding the flowers, but ... are connately joined.) Other plants have the bracts subtend the pedicel or peduncle of single flowers ...
Athrotaxis - Species
... small, 1-1.5 cm, scales with a small bract only covering the centre of the scale ... Cones large, 2-3 cm, scales with a large bract nearly completely covering the scale ... intermediate, 1.5-2.5 cm, scales with a medium bract covering most of the scale ...
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... A spathe is a large bract that forms a sheath to enclose the flower cluster of certain plants such as palms, arums, and dayflowers ...
Banana Cultivars - Classification of Cultivars
... the locule Four irregular rows in the locule Elbow of the bract Tall (< 0.28) Short (> 0.30) Bend of the bract The bract wraps behind the opening The bract raises ...