palea

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palea

a GLUME-like protective bract found on the axis of individual flowers in grasses.
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25 cm long), the propagation by short aggregated shoots sparsely distributed along the naked portion of the stem and bearing shortly triangular, spinose, paleaceous reduced leaves, shorter floral bracts (1.
Cypselae oblong to sub-obovate, truncate, attenuate to rostrate at the apex, glabrous to pubescent, sometimes dimorphic with the marginal cypselae conspicuously larger than the central ones; pappus of scabrid to plumose bristles, capillary to narrowly paleaceous, often plumose only at the apex, equal to different in length, less commonly reduced to a crown of fringed scales, or pappus absent.
Cypselae villose; pappus of scabrid bristles, half capillary and short and half somewhat paleaceous, plumose at the apex and longer.
Cypselae villose; pappus of scabrid bristles, the outermost capillary, the innermost somewhat paleaceous, with tips slightly broadened, and longer.
Capitulescences corymbose to paniculate; capitula pedunculate to subsessile, homogamous, discoid or radiate; receptacle paleaceous, paleae thin, scarious, embracing the central florets; involucre one- to two-seriate.
Cypselae villose; pappus of long and short, somewhat paleaceous, scabrid bristles.