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The flowering part of a plant; the arrangement of flowers on an axis; a flower cluster.

Inflorescence type

Inflorescence types are essentially secondary arrangements. The primary arrangement (alternate, opposite, or whorled) of the individual flowers should be indicated; and the tertiary arrangement of sessile-flowered inflorencences should be noted; e.g., spikelets racemose or heads umbellate. Determinate inflorescences have the central flower maturing first with the arrest of the elongation of the central axis; indeterminate inflorescences have the lateral or lower flowers maturing first without the arrest of the elongation of the central axis.

Inflorescence length or head height

Inflorescence or head width

Inflorescence position

Location or attachment of organs or parts with respect to other, dissimilar organs or major parts.

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