Definition of Ray floret
1. Noun. Small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ray Floret
ray floret (current term)
ray of light
Literary usage of Ray floret
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"1, a ray-floret enlarged; 2, a disk-floret enlarged. Plate 131. A, Flowering shoots of A. versicolor: Fig. 1, section of flower-head ; 2, ray-floret ; 3, ..."
2. American Gardening (1895)
"Strap-shaped ray floret showing stigma. ray floret tubular, half of its length. ray floret shortened, ready to be operated upon. advance of ..."
3. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1904)
"The style of the disc-floret has to strike a compromise between its two functions of brush and stigma. In the female ray-floret, where there is greater ..."
4. Exercises in Botany for the Pacific States by Volney Rattan (1897)
"A ray floret of the same. In sun-flowers the ray florets are sterile and the ... ray floret magnified, with all but the base of the corolla removed so as to ..."
5. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1899)
"1, Plant about natural size ; 2, Outer ray floret ; 3, Base of same, showing inner lobe; 4, Inner ray floret; 5, Disk floret; 6, Pappus bristle; ..."
6. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Horticultural Society of London (1895)
"Examine a ray floret of the Chrysanthemum under the microscope, ... In the true ray floret the androecium is wanting, or incomplete and imperfect; ..."
7. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1906)
"1, outer involucral scale; 2, inner involucral scale; 3, ray floret; 4, disk floret; 5, style and stigma of ray floret; 6, same of disk floret; 7, ..."