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Origin of involucre
OTHER WORDS FROM involucrein·vo·lu·cral, adjective
Words nearby involucre
Example sentences from the Web for involucre
The flowers are borne on an erect umbel and central scape with involucre.
The shape of the involucre probably suggested the common name Umbrella-wort.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers|Margaret Armstrong
The upper part of the veinlets is covered with sporangia, which as they ripen push out from beneath the involucre.Beautiful Ferns|Daniel Cady Eaton
The involucre consists of an outer spreading (or reflexed) and an inner and erect row of bracts.
Capsule filling the involucre, circumscissile in the middle, the calyptra persistent at its base.