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dichasium

(dī-kā′zē-əm, -zhē-əm, -zhəm)
n. pl. dicha·sia (-zē-ə, -zhē-ə, -zhə)
A cyme having two lateral flowers or branches originating from opposite points beneath a terminal flower.

di·cha′si·al (-zē-əl, -zhē-əl, -zhəl) adj.
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dichasium

a CYME where the branches are opposite and approximately equal.
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Flowers in a terminal mono- or dichasia or few-branched thyrsoids up to 35 cm long overall, with 1-3 monochasial branches and 5-8 pendent flowers per branch; bracts lanceolate, shallowly serrate, approximately 5-10 mm long, 2-3 mm wide; pedicels ca.
Inflorescences frondose, winding anthoclades, terminal monochasia or very asymmetrical dichasia; internodes 5-25 cm, pedicels 20-30 (-60) mm long during anthesis.
Heads are internally heterogeneous because they are in fact aggregations of small, 5-7 flowered units (dichasia).
Flowers are imperfect, in compound dichasia packed into inflorescences.