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bract
A modified leaf associated with flowers, fruits and cones.
Bracts usually protect buds or are modified to look like petals.
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bulb
An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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raceme
An unbranched flowering shoot with more than one flower.
A spike is raceme where the flowers grow without a pedicel.
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bulb
An underground shoot with thickened leaf bases
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raceme
An unbranched flowering shoot with more than one flower.
A spike is raceme where the flowers grow without a pedicel.
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Veltheimia

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Family Hyacinthaceae
Name Veltheimia bracteata
Etymology
Veltheimia Named after August Ferdinand Graf von Veltheim, 18th century German patron of botany.
bracteata From bract (Latinised).

  See also:  Bulbs, Corms & Tubers

This spring bulb produces a raceme of tubular flowers densely placed at the end of a long spotty stalk. The long glossy leaves have wavy margins. A native of South Africa, it grows during the wet winter months and dies down during the dry summer.



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