Glossary: cyme

Definition:

an inflorescence in which the central axis is terminated by a flower which opens first, and subsequent growth takes place from lateral branches which may themselves be terminated in a flower, so that further growth takes place from further lateral branches and so on. The oldest flowers are therefore at the apex.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Glossary details: cyme.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/glossary-display.php?glossary_id=194, retrieved 29 November 2020

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