Glossary: glume


  1. (in Poaceae) an empty scale at the base of the spikelet; usually there are two, the lower glume and the upper glume;
  2. (in Cyperaceae) a single scale subtending each flower

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Glossary details: glume., retrieved 24 March 2018

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