What Does Bracteole Mean?
A bracteole is a small bract on a flower stem. A bracteole is a small leaf-like structure which subtends a flower or inflorescence. The stalk of the bracteole is itself subtended by a bract. The word bract comes from the latin for gold leaf, or bractea. A bract is a leaf-like structure from the axil out of which can grow a flower. The axil is a where new growth arises from the side of a stalk of the plant. It is angled, and where it diverges between the upper side of a branch, leaf of petiole, is just above the part of the stalk or branch from which it protrudes.