Dichasium | definition of dichasium by Medical dictionary
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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.
dichasium a CYME where the branches are opposite and approximately equal.
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sebastianii individuals barely exceed 5 m tall, and that dichasia are axillary to the distal leaves and set fruits after only two events of branching of the dichasium
Description: Clustered florets in a compound dichasium
A dichasial cyme, or dichasium
(die-KAY-zee-um), has two opposite divisions or branches that arise below a terminal flower.