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  • n. Plural form of spikelet.


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  • 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.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

  • 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.

    Crop Scouts Stalk North Dakota's Amber Waves of Grain

  • 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.

    Altruism: Even Plants Can Do It - The Panda's Thumb

  • There were highly significant effects of competition on shoot mass and number of seeds matured in cleistogamous CL spikelets.

    Altruism: Even Plants Can Do It - The Panda's Thumb

  • The spikelets from the trees formed a soft carpet over the route, and occasionally a brake of brambles barred the interspaces of the trunks.

    Two on a Tower

  • 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.

    Two on a Tower

  • Each bur "encloses two to three spikelets within a round, hard, pubescent covering that is armed with 30 to 65 stout spines."

    Whitehead's Sandbur

  • 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.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago


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