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floret

a small flower, esp one of many making up the head of a composite flower

floret

[′flȯr·ət]
(botany)
A small individual flower that is part of a compact group of flowers, such as the head of a composite plant or inflorescence.
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2005) and the study population did not differ in floret production between years of study, we conclude resource availability to plants was approximately the same.
Flower Indices: The parameters regarding flower characteristics were spike length (cm), spike diameter (cm), stem length (cm), days to flower opening, number of floret plant-1, fresh and dry weight of floret (g) and vase life (days).
The CIE L and a values of the floret parts at FB, including the petals, dorsal sepals, laterals sepals, and lips, from the two Vanda hybrids (Fig.
On the other hand, floret number 4 and 5 were supported exclusively by sub-vascular bundles, initiated at the disc of insertion of the concerned florets and hence a differential distribution of vascular bundles as compared to first three florets operated in them.
Usually the farmers remove the florets at the end of flowering when the colour and its quality in not so good, therefore to find out the appropriate stage of florets removal is important (Omidi, A.
Renaud Piarroux, * ([dagger]) Nathalie Floret, * ([dagger]) Jean-Francois Viel, * ([dagger]) Frederic Mauny, * ([dagger]) and Bruno Hoen * ([dagger])
Whole cut chamomile consists of mature plant tops that are mechanically harvested and produce a blend of disk florets and also ray florets and pieces of leaf and stem.
China has a significant area planted to safflower, but the florets are harvested for use in traditional medicines and the crop is not reported internationally.
Moderate water deficit was the only treatment in which the mature florets produced similar amounts of nectar (not shown), and where the average volume of nectar per floret, calculated from the volume collected from a sample of ten florets and from the proportion of florets containing nectar, was representative of each floret production (Table 2).
The relationship between elevation and floret number remained constant from year to year across the elevational gradient, whereas the negative slope of the relationship between the number of heads per shoot and elevation was steeper in 1994 than in 1993.