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- n. Plural form of bracteole.
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Covered by bracts and bracteoles which are the more visible structures of the flowering part.
Fruit bracteoles are relatively thin compared to other casuarinas.
In 2 or 3 days the woody valves (bracteoles) open and the winged seeds are released and can be collected.
The double involucrum, common to the genus, has its upper set of bracteoles rolled outward; they are of a brownish colour; the lower set are green and wheel-shaped during the period of a perfect ray, and they alternate with the upper ones.
They have very short pedicels, and the whorl is supported by a bract of stem-clasping leaves, cupped, and variously shaped, as ovate and beaked; there are also supplementary bracteoles.
She carries a faded cut-flower, got at considerable cost from a botanical garden, and as she goes she counts its petals, its stamens, its bracteoles.
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