palea

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palea

a GLUME-like protective bract found on the axis of individual flowers in grasses.
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except for the number of opercular paleae (seven or eight paleae on each side in our samples compared with eight or nine cited in the original description, and nine or ten indicated by Hartman for the Peruvian specimens).
5 cm longi; involucrum late campanulatum 4-6 mm longum, phyllaria 13-21, in 3 vel 4 seriebus graduata, externa lanceolata vel triangularia, interna elliptica, oblonga vel ovata, rerceptaculum planum, paleae ellipticae 4-5 mm longae, apice luteae; flores radii ca.
Capitula radiata globulosa breviter pedunculata; receptaculo convexo circa 6 mm diam; involucrum herbaceum 8bracteato, 2-seriato, exteriores bracteae ovatae vel ovatae - ellipticae, 10 nervatae usque ad 10 mm longae x 6 mm latae, extus ad apicem villosae, intus glabris, bracteae transitoriae decrescentes, steriles, extus cum tomenti versus basim atque apicem, intus glabris; paleae florum foeminorum anguste-ovatae acutae 3.