Many flowers from the axil of a bract; no bractioles interspersed, hence we may expect racemose or spicate partial inflorescences.
Union of the leaf or bract with the flower-stalk is not uncommon.
Diagram of Violet-flower; showing the relation of parts to bract and axis.
The lower part of the bract forms a sheath which encloses the ovary.
Specially, the bract is the small leaf or scale from the axil of which a flower or its pedicel proceeds, 73.
Br, The bract devoid of muscles and respiratory in function.
This bract has attracted a good deal of attention, and for a long time everybody wondered what could be its use.
The bract is sometimes so large that it almost completely encloses the flower, or even a cluster of flowers.
bract, brakt, n. an irregularly developed leaf at the base of the flower-stalk.
bractlet (bracteola), or bracteole, is a bract seated on the pedicel or flower-stalk, 73.
in botany, "small leaf at the base of a flower," Modern Latin, from Latin bractea, literally "thin metal plate," of unknown origin. Related: Bracteal; bracteate.