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Australian Biological Resources Study

Flora of Australia
GLOSSARY

Compiled by A.McCusker


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axil: the angle between a leaf or bract and the axis bearing it. adj. axillary
cauliflorous: of plants, with flowers (and fruits) borne on a well-developed trunk or major branch. cf. cauline, ramiflorous.
inflorescence: the group or arrangement in which flowers are borne on a plant.
intercalary inflorescence: an inflorescence that either arises in an internodal position, or one originally terminal but ceasing to be so when vegetative growth subsequently resumes from the stem apex.
ramiflorous: of flowers and fruits, borne below the current leaves on recently formed woody branches. cf. cauliflorous.
terminal: at the apex or distal end.
Inflorescence position
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