An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. -- so called from its resemblance to a cat's tail. See Illust. of Ament.
a compact and often drooping cluster of reduced, stalkless, and usually unisexual flowers.
a scaly, generally drooping, spike-like inflorescence
A compound bloom consisting of scaly bracts and flowers usually of one sex.
A spike-like, hanging group of single sex flowers (either male or female) without petals.
An elongated flower cluster.
The flowers of some trees are aggregated in conspicuous structures called catkins or aments and appearing much like large buds. They consist of many reduced flowers borne close together on a common axis, with subtending scales.
A compact, cylindrical cluster of flowers of the same sex.
spike or spike-like raceme of densely packed flowers or fruits
A deciduous spike or spikelike inflorescence of unisexual and petal-less flowers (such as walnut, willow, or birch).
n. (L. a dim. of cat, from its resemblence to a cat's tail) a scaly spike, the flowers of which are unisexual and petalless.
a long flower cluster (such as on a willow tree).
Form of inflorescence, often pendant, consisting of scale-like bracts and tiny, unisexual, usually petalless flowers arranged in a spike.
dangling spike-like inflorescence of unisexual flowers
A type of spike arrangement of flowers on the floral axis that has unisexual flowers made up of sepals and petals.
a spike of tiny, single-sex flowers which lack petals.
Downy male or female flowers hanging down on a tree.
a cluster of tiny flowers or fruits, usually fuzzy and caterpillar shaped
A catkin is one of several types of inflorescences that can be described as a spike of unisexual flowers. The catkin can be either pendulous or erect depending upon the species. Catkins are also have the name, ament. DIAGRAMS: Catkin PHOTOS
a dry and scaly flowering spike
a deciduous, erect or lax spike, consisting of unisexual flowers without petals
A drooping spike of small flowers characteristic of some deciduous trees. Male catkins produce pollen; female catkins are pollinated and then develop into fruiting catkins which bear seeds. A spike-like flower cluster that bears scaly bracts and petal-less, unisexual flowers.
a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
a spike of flowers, deciduous, as the male flowers of willow, birch, beech and oak
A long hanging, furry cluster of tiny leaves and petal-less flowers, produced by trees such as willows, birches, alders, and poplars.
slender, flexible, simple, compact cluster of flowers of same sex without petals
Flowers occurring in a cat's tail shaped inflorescence.
Compact usually pendulous spike of unisexual flowers, as in birches, willows, poplars, oaks, walnuts.
String of single-sex flowers, without petals, often pendulous.
A thick, cylinder-shaped cluster of flowers on a tree. Catkins often droop.
A pendulous male or female inflorescence, usually downy or silky.
an inflorescence of many single-sex flowers without petals
Inflorescence consisting of a dense, elongated mass of inconspicuous, usually wind-pollinated flowers; also called an ament. Example 1, Example 2
the flower (usually of one sex) of willows, poplars and some other species
a flowering spike found in many woody plants; a cluster of flowers without petals, usually unisexual (either male or female, not both).
a scaly spike of small flowers of which the pussy willow is a typical example.
a spike in which the flowers are unisexual and without conspicuous perianth.
A spikelike flower cluster that bears scaly bracts and petalless, unisexual flowers.
a thick spike of small male or female flowers without petals.
A tassel-like pendulous inflorescence bearing many unisexual flowers. Oak, Birch, Willow, and Poplar are catkin-bearing.
A scaly-bracted spike of unisexual flowers.
A spike of imperfect flowers subtended by scarious bracts, as in willows
A flexible, often pendent, cluster of unisexual flowers arranged along a central axis
A slender, spikelike, drooping flower cluster.
An inflorescence composed of an often drooping, or pendulous, cluster of unisexual, petal-less flowers, typical of wind pollinated trees and shrubs, such as willows, cottonwoods, oaks, and birches; also called an ament.
A spike of male or female flowers, usually from a tree and without petals or calyx
A cluster of long male flowers without petals (typical of the oaks, hickories, walnuts, birches, and other trees) that hangs from a twig in spring and serves to pollinate the separate female flowers.
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A cluster of flowers that forms a long, skinny, caterpillar-like shape is called a "catkin".
Male or female flowers hanging in chains: they lack coloured petals because they are wind-pollinated flowers.
A flower structure composed of an often drooping, or pendulous, cluster of unisexual, petal-less flowers, typical of wind pollinated trees and shrubs, such as willows ( Salix spp.) and birches ( Betula spp.). Also called an ament.
Catkins, or aments, are slim, cylindrical flower clusters, wind-pollinated (anemophilous) and without petals, that can be found in many plant families, including Betulaceae, Fagaceae, Moraceae, and Salicaceae. They contain unisexual flowers. Often one plant has only male catkins, while another has female, but it is also possible for a plant to contain both male and female catkins.