How to use Glume in a sentence

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  • In both the fruits fall out freely from the glume, and in the latter the awns are three-pronged and shorter than the grain.

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  • Within these are six stamens, a hairy ovary surmounted by two feathery styles which ripens into the fruit (grain), and which is invested by the husk formed by the persistent glume and pale.

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  • It is this second bract or flowering glume which has been generally called by systematists the " lower pale," and with the " upper pale " was formerly considered to form an outer floral envelope (" calyx," Jussieu; " perianthium," Brown).

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  • The flowering glume has generally a more or less boat-shaped form, is of firm consistence, and possesses a well-marked central midrib and frequently several lateral ones.

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  • The form of the flowering glume is very various, this organ being plastic and extensively modified in different genera.

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  • The axis is often continued beyond the last flower or glume as a bristle or stalk.

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  • The pair of barren glumes (b) are separated from the flowering glume, which bears a long awn, twisted below the knee and feathery above.

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  • In many-flowered spikelets the rachilla is often jointed and breaks into as many pieces as there are fruits, each piece bearing a glume and pale.

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  • One-flowered spikelets may fall as a whole (as in the tribes Paniceae and Andrepogoneae), or the axis is jointed above the barren glumes so that only the flowering glume and pale fall with the fruit.

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  • The persistent bracts (glume and pale) afford an additional protection to the fruit; they protect the embryo, which is near the surface, from too rapid wetting and, when once soaked, from drying up again.

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  • They also decrease the specific gravity, so that the grain is more readily carried by the wind, especially when, as in Briza, the glume has a large surface compared with the size of the grain, or when, as in H olcus, empty glumes also take part; in Canary grass (Phalaris) the large empty glumes bear a membranous wing on the keel.

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  • Aristida and Stipa are large and widely distributed genera, occurring especially on open plains and steppes; the conspicuously awned persistent flowering glume forms an efficient means of dispersing the grain.

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  • Each flower consists of an outer or lower glume, called the flowering glume, of the same shape as the empty glume and terminating in a long, or it may be in a short, awn or "beard."

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  • The data show that symptoms of glume blotch (Stagonospora nodorum) were extremely common in the 1970s but are now rare.

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  • A further 9% of samples contain only glume wheat chaff.

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  • I), the flowering glume having its dorsal rib prolonged into an awn (fig.

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  • Each spikelet contains a solitary flower with two outer small barren glumes, above which is a large tough, compressed, often awned, flowering glume, which partly encloses the somewhat similar pale.

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