Definition of Phyllary

1. Noun. (botany) An individual bract within an involucre or involucel. ¹



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Definition of Phyllary

1. a bract of certain plants [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phyllary

phylax
phylaxis
phylaxises
phyle
phyles
phyleses
phylesis
phylesises
phyletic
phyletic shift
phyletically
phyletics
phylic
phyllanthocin
phyllaries
phyllary (current term)
phyllichnium
phylliform
phyllite
phyllites
phyllitic
phyllo
phyllo-
phyllo pastry
phyllobranchia
phyllobranchiae
phylloclad
phylloclades
phyllocladia

Literary usage of Phyllary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Flora of Berkshire: Being a Topographical and Historical Account of the by George Claridge Druce (1897)
"Flower dark purple, usually with only tubular florets, phyllary-appendages long, blackish brown. forma integra, leaves entire. ..."

2. The Tourist's Flora: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and by Joseph Woods (1850)
"Scgm. lanceolate, sometimes toothed, ending in callous tip. Appendage broader than phyllary. p. 7,8. Slopes. ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"... and from a cell of this filament arises the phyllary axis, which bears in its turn the reproductive organ, and thus completes the cycle. ..."

4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1919)
"The involucral bracts are spreading, but short (about 9 mm. long, base of involucre to end of longest phyllary about 12 mm.), with blackish bases (entirely ..."

5. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1862)
"... one behind the other, forming an involucre, or, as botanists call it where the bracts overlap, a phyllary, These bracts number from twelve to fifteen. ..."

6. Applied and Economic Botany for Students in Technical and Agricultural by Wilfred William Robbins (1896)
"In the axil of the third cata- phyllary leaf there is formed a vertical member of the second order which terminates in a flower (A. BRAUN). ..."

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