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Glossary - Galbulus

Accessory fruit, spherically-shaped "berry" of some species of conifers, formed by three bracts welded to the ovules and welded together; when mature, the bracts become fleshy, and the cone is a false "berry", generally bluish. Example: the galbula of junipers (Juniperus).

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