Glossary: glume

Definition:

  1. (in Poaceae) an empty scale at the base of the spikelet; usually there are two, the lower glume and the upper glume;
  2. (in Cyperaceae) a single scale subtending each flower

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: glume.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=333, retrieved 28 September 2020

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