The taller component initiates a first bract
on the side away from the stolon complex (Fig.
7-1 cm in diameter, erect, glabrous, greenish, sulcate, scape bracts
the basal ones subfoliaceous, the upper ones narrowly ovate-lanceolate, acuminate and apiculate, 5-7.
Dogwoods allowed to grow naturally will generally produce spectacular, long-lasting bracts
, though some, such as Cornus controversa variegata are distinguished for their elegant, layered shape and leaves , cream-edged in this species.
Some authors only refer to the pseudolateral arrangement when the bract
goes on the same direction as the stem (Haines & Lye, 1983; Goetghebeur, 1998) and make no reference whatsoever to the inflorescence main axis.
White, marble, two or even three tone coloured bracts
become ever more popular.
Photo: Scarlet bracts
of pigtail anthurium "Amazonica' are 3 to 5 inches long; dark green leaves grow to 10 inches
You want the inner bract
(the cluster of small red leaves closest to the buds) to be open,'' Davis noted.
The calyx is a rounded stem and exactly as long as the bract
but appears about as long as the exserted stem.
two branches in the axil of the same leaf-like bract
The morphological characters that contributed the most to genetic diversity in this study were bottom thickness, bottom fresh mass/head fresh mass ratio, bottom diameter, outer bract
length, primary head length, bract
base length, plant diameter, leaf length, primary head diameter, bract
base thickness and plant height.
The Poinsettia's stems, should be stiff, and the bracts
THESE hardy perennials are a brilliant choice for year-round interest but it isn''t the flowers that make them significant, but the eye-catching bracts
which appear in late spring or early summer.