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inflorescence

n. the arrangement of the flowers on an axis

 
 


Other words in the Wild Florida Photo glossary with definitions related to the above word.

n. a specialized, modified, and often reduced leaf or leaflike structure just below a flower or inflorescence

n. in conifers, one of the primary appendages of the cone axis, in the axils of which the ovuliferous scales are borne


spathe

n. a unusually large and solitary bract, surrounding or subtending an inflorescence


peduncle

n. the stalk supporting either a flower cluster or a solitary flower when it is the only one in an inflorescence


pedicel

n. stalk of one flower in an inflorescence


ray

n. the outer, ligulate flowers of the Asteraceae

n. the branch of an umbel or umbelliform inflorescence


umbel

n. an inflorescence in which the pedicels arise from a common point


panicle

n. a compound inflorescence that is branched and with the pedicellate flowers maturing from the bottom upward


raceme

n. an elongated compound inflorescence that is unbranched and with the pedicellate flowers maturing from the bottom upward
compare with a spike, in which the individual flowers are sessile or subsessile


corymb

n. a raceme with the lower pedicels being longer and forming a flat-topped or rounded inflorescence


spike

n. an unbranched inflorescence of sessile or subsessile flowers, maturing from the bottom upwards
compare with a raceme in which the individual flowers are stalked (have pedicels)


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