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Inflorescence  [ Botany ]

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

Synonym: Flower cluster, Flower head
     
  Inflorescence is a general term for the flower-bearing system of a plant, and more particularly for portions of such systems separated from one another by vegetative portions of the plant.  
     
Applied to any group or cluster of flowers or florets (including bracts), borne on a single axis (stem). Examples are: umbel, spike, panicle, corymb, and so on.

There are several  terms used to describe the inflorescences. The following are some of the more common terms:

 

 

 

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