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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia

Compiled by A.McCusker

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cyme: an inflorescence in which each flower, in turn, is formed at the tip of a growing axis and further flowers are formed on branches arising below it. adj. cymose. cf. raceme.
dichasium: a cymose inflorescence with opposite branching below the flower which terminates each axis. cf. monochasium.
monochasium: a cymose inflorescence with the branches arising singly. cf. dichasium.
Cyme Branching
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