Lodicule

A lodicule is one of two or three small scales at the base of the ovary in a grass flower that represent the corolla, believed to be a rudimentary perianth. The swelling of the lodicules forces apart the flower`s bracts, exposing the flower`s reproductive organs. ...
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lodicule

(from the article `Poaceae`) ...other plants. Hidden within the lemma and palea, they are evident only by the brief appearance of some of their parts during flowering. In place ...
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Lodicule

• (n.) One of the two or three delicate membranous scales which are next to the stamens in grasses.
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lodicule

<plant biology> One of a pair of tiny scales in a grass floret, between the lemma and the fertile parts of the flower, which may be reduced perianth segments. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Lodicule

Lod'iĀ·cule noun [ Latin lodicula . dim, of lodix , lodicis , a coverlet: confer French lodicule .] (Botany) One of the two or three delicate membranous scales which are next to the stamens in grasses.
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Lodicule

A small scale in a grass flower, between the lemma and stamens.
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