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a modified leaf or leaflike part just below and protecting an inflorescence

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Some of the shifts have been aesthetic: decorator poinsettias in lime green, ivory or burgundy, poinsettias whose petal-like bracts are flecked, marbled, splashed and otherwise turned into something that will spur your aunt to wonder what they will think of next.
04 cm in diameter), with elongated red bracts (FAN1 54B), showing complete overlap in relation to the fruitlets (Tables 2 and 5).
Anther, br, bracteole; ca, calyx; cp, cupular pedicel; fb, first order bract, 1st, long stamen; p, petal; s, stigma; sb, second order bract; sst, short stamen; sy, style; Scale bars = 5 mm in a, b, d, h; 2 mm in c, e, f; 1 mm in g, i.
The inflorescence has attractive bracts (modified leaf) that can be found in four different colours as red, white, green or yellow with a few conspicuous flowers will peek out from the bract as they matured.
The edible portion is the basis of the bracts and the bottom of the immature inflorescence, also called head.
0 Bract shape short oblong (at narrow triangular- lower part of lanceolate, acute racemes) to narrowly triangular (at upper part of racemes) Bract length (mm) 1.
tricholepis, and differs by the shorter, slender stems, and narrower leaves with 3-nerved sheath, 1-nerved bracts (both peduncle and flower), inflorescence always 1flowered, with a very reduced peduncle which does not elongate with fruit ripening, and a glabrous floral bract, shorter than the sepals.
The control treatment and the treatments stored at 12 and 19[degrees]C for two, four, six and eight days did not lead to an alteration in bract color of the inflorescences, as indicated by the [L.
It's these long nights and short days which induce the coloured bracts to appear early enough for Christmas.
And there are more genera in the Proteaceae, such as Serruria with its laciniate (jagged) leaves and bluish flowers, Mimetes with a bract under each flower, and Aulax.
Subsequently, nocturnal closure of the large involucral bract evolved, apparently to provide a new line of defense against nocturnal florivores [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED].
Instead it is achieved by breeding to increase the red pigmentation in the layers of bract cells.
The multicategorical characteristics were as follows: (1) the primary head shape: circular, elliptical, oval, triangular and large transverse elliptical (Figure 1); (2) the head tip shape: acute, rounded, flat, and depressed; (3) the outer bract tip shape: acute, flat, and emarginated; (4) the external color of the bract: green, violet-striped green, green-striped violet, mainly violet and totally violet; and (5) the anthocyanic pigmentation of the petiole: absent, weak, moderate, strong, and very strong.
5 cm long, much condensed, without sterile portion, forming an acute angle with rachis of primary branch, flowers 10-30 per branch, clustered polystichously, 4-5 mm long, some solitary along the branches, sessile; floral bract widely triangular to subquadrate, sometimes asymmetric, 7-7.