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inflorescence

a specialized branching stem bearing flowers; for example, a male CATKIN. Each individual flower may be small and insignificant but collectively they can sometimes produce a large, showy structure such as is found in the lupin.
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The necessity to change again the terminology of his synflorescence typology, to make the relations between the two types--monotely and polytely--really clear, was to hard a task for him.
The structure and general shape of the synflorescence result from the activity of its meristems, which determines the number, size and relative disposition of its branches (Guarise & Vegetti, 2007).
In this work, we analyze the structure of the synflorescence and, particularly, the structure of the flowering unit in Amaranthaceae.
Synflorescence a false panicle made by 2 (seldom 3) paired racemes per peduncle, mostly included into the spathe.
Synflorescence tipology in Pappophoreae (Eragrostoideae--Poaceae).
Contribution to the study of the synflorescence in Themeda Forssk.
Synflorescence structure of some hetero-, homo-, and monostachyae sedges (Carex, Cyperaceae).
Synflorescence: All of the individual inflorescences considered together; for example a corymbose synflorescence is often found in the genus Solidago.
These include cauline rather than basal leaves and a series of repeated axillary synflorescences rather than a terminal inflorescence.