lodicule definition

  • noun:
    • 1 of 2 or three little machines at root of the ovary in a grass flower, thought to be a rudimentary perianth.
    • A small scale in the base of the ovary of a flower of a grass
    • among 2 or 3 fine membranous scales which are beside the stamens in grasses.
    • In botany, one of several scales which occur in the plants of some grasses, inserted in the receptacle simply outside the stamens. Also known as squamula and paleola.
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