- a secondary involucre, as in a compound cluster of flowers.
Origin of involucel
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Calyx with a 3-leaved involucel at the base, like an outer calyx.
Calyx either naked or with a 3-leaved involucel at its base.
Spikelets are obovoid or lanceolate, 1- to 2-flowered, persistent on their stalks, one to three in an involucel.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
When the umbellets are subtended by an involucre, this secondary involucre is called an Involucel.The Elements of Botany
- a ring of bracts at the base of the florets of a compound umbel
C19: from New Latin involūcellum a little cover; see involucre