- the arrangement of flowers on the axis.
- the flowering part of a plant.
- a flower cluster.
- flowers collectively.
Origin of inflorescence
Examples from the Web for inflorescence
This form of inflorescence is known technically as a “raceme.”Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
A more or less modified leaf subtending a flower or belonging to an inflorescence, or sometimes cauline.
Centrifugal (inflorescence), produced or expanding in succession from the centre outwards, 77.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
In some species of Artabotrys, indeed, fasciation and curvation of the inflorescence are common.
Many of the recorded cases of Synanthy are really cases of adhesion of the inflorescence rather than of the flowers.
British Dictionary definitions for inflorescence
Word Origin for inflorescence
Word Origin and History for inflorescence
1760, from Modern Latin inflorescentia, from Late Latin inflorescentem (nominative inflorescens) "flowering," present participle of Latin inflorescere "to come to flower," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + florescere "to begin to bloom" (see flourish).