Botanical Glossary


Compound umbel

Definition: An inflorescence composed of several branches that radiate from almost the same point, like the ribs of an umbrella, each terminated by a secondary set of radiating branches that end in one or more flowers, the upper surface of the whole inflorescence rounded, or more or less flat; a branched umbel; as in Queen Anneís lace (Daucus carota). (Compare with simple umbel.)
Scope: Inflorescence
Last Updated: 2020-01-01


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