Inflorescence position

Flora of Australia Glossary — Vascular Plants

Compiled by A. McCusker


Inflorescence position

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.