Glossary for Cyperaceae
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- A hard, one-seeded, indehiscent nutlet with a tight pericarp.
- A reduced leaf or scale, typically one which subtends a pedicel or inflorescence, but it also can refer to minute leaves on a stem.
- A stiff hair.
- The stem of grasses, sedges, and rushes.
- The discrete flowering portion or portions of a plant; a flower cluster.
- Pertaining to the floral series of sepals, petals, or both, spoken of collectively.
- Perianth bristles
- Pertaining to perianth parts (petals, sepals) that are reduced to a set of bristles.
- Referring specifically to the often inflated sac which encloses the ovary, and later the achene in the genus Carex.
- Referring to flowers or spikelets which bear pistils but not stamens.
- Generally a thin, sometimes papery, much reduced, leaf, bract, or perianth part.
- A secondary or small spike of flowers.
- Referring unisexual flowers or spikelets which bear stamens but not pistils.
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