- n. Plural form of spikelet.
“The _involucral spikelets_ are the longest, in contiguous superposed pairs, about 1/2 inch long, and the rachis of the spike is produced beyond these spikelets.”
“Very small, individual, simple flowers (florets) are grouped in inflorescences called spikelets, which are subtended by small leaf-like bracts, the glumes.”
“He picked a few stalks and counted the groups of kernels, or spikelets, on each head.”
“Whilethe earliest potential fossil grass pollen was described from late Cretaceous sediments, the oldest reliable megafossil grass fossils were spikelets and inflorescences from the latest Paleocene (about 58 mya).”
“Families showed significant variation in shoot mass, number of seeds set in chasmogamous CH spikelets, and mean mass of CL and CH seeds.”
“There were highly significant effects of competition on shoot mass and number of seeds matured in cleistogamous CL spikelets.”
“The spikelets from the trees formed a soft carpet over the route, and occasionally a brake of brambles barred the interspaces of the trunks.”
“Lady Constantine was thoroughly wearied, and sat down, while he gathered a handful of twigs and spikelets from the masses strewn without and lit a small fire, first taking the precaution to blind the little window and relock the door.”
“Each bur "encloses two to three spikelets within a round, hard, pubescent covering that is armed with 30 to 65 stout spines.”
“The beautiful Eugenia malaccensis is now in full blossom, and its stems and branches are blazing in all the gulches, with bunches of rose-crimson stamens borne on short spikelets.”
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