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ac·rop·e·tal

(ă-krop'ĕ-tăl),
1. In a direction toward the summit.
2. Produced successively toward the apex, with the youngest conidium formed at the tip and the oldest at the base of a chain of conidia; pertaining to asexual spore production in fungi by successive budding of the distal spore in a spore chain.
[acro- + L. peto, to seek]

ac·rop·e·tal

(ă-krop'ĕ-tăl)
Developing from the base toward the apex.
[acro- + L. peto, to seek]

acropetal

  1. (of plant structures, e.g. leaves and flowers) produced one after another from the base of the stem to the apex.
  2. (of substances, e.g. water) moving from the base of a plant to the apex.

ac·rop·e·tal

(ă-krop'ĕ-tăl)
In a direction toward the summit.
[acro- + L. peto, to seek]
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The syncephalium subunit primordia (SSPs) are initiated acropetally in orderly parastichies on the capitulum.
Regardless, floral initiation proceeds acropetally, while development and anthesis take place basipetally.
Initiation of the SSPs occurs acropetally on the inflorescence meristem.