Botanical Glossary


Cyme

Definition: Generally, a determinate, compound, and frequently more or less flat-topped inflorescence; the basic cymose unit is a three-flowered cluster composed of a main stalk bearing a terminal flower and below it, two stalked, lateral flowers, each with a reduced leaf or bract at the base. (Compare with compound dichasium, helicoid cyme, scorpioid cyme and simple dichasium.)
Scope: Inflorescence
Last Updated: 2020-01-01


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