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Thyrse

An elongate, many-flowered inflorescence with an indeterminate main axis or rachis and numerous lateral branches, each in the form of a cyme, as in most lilacs (Syringa). (Compare with panicle.)

Scope: Inflorescences
Type: type
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Reference: modified from K&P, p. 111

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