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spikelet

[′spīk·lət]
(botany)
The compound inflorescence of a grass consisting of one or several bracteate spikes.
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Nymphs of all species were higher in count at spikelets rather than at stem and leaves (Figs.
Key to the Mexican species of Digitaria 1 Spikelets in groups of three or more at least in the middle of the raceme or branch.
We excluded from the analysis both the first pair of spikelets (due to its variability) and the terminal sessile spikelet (because of the truncation) of each floriferous branch (Nagahama, 2012).
The interaction of genotype x environment was significant for all of the studied traits, except for number of spikelets per spike (Table 4).
Parodiolyra is regarded as very heterogeneous both on vegetative characters and morphology of the spikelets, the latter containing very useful characters that clearly delimit the species, as can be inferred in the identification keys shown by Soderstrom and Zuloaga (1989), Zuloaga and Davidse (1999) and Oliveira (2001).
The 'E 22' wheat cultivar was statistically superior to the 'E 42' cultivar, in the spikelets per ear and plant height and was 30cm taller on average.
Samples of the adaxial and abaxial surfaces of the leaf blade, auricles, ligule and spikelets were fixed in a 2.
Because naked oat spikelets can contain so many more kernels per spikelet than hulled oat, determination of how kernel size was influenced by kernel order in naked oat became of interest.
Some produce their flower-heads, known as spikelets, in autumn and many have decorative seedheads now.
Each of the 3 sets of 25 spikelets for each treatment was sown in individual tubes filled with potting soil.