- a compound raceme.
- any loose, diversely branching flower cluster.
Origin of panicle
Examples from the Web for panicle
Historical Examples of panicle
In one or two species of Aira the panicle may be somewhat contracted and tuft-like.Grasses
H. Marshall Ward
The index reference for "Panicle" should probably be 76, rather than 81, but was not changed.
Panicled, Paniculate, arranged in panicles, or like a panicle.
With the last-named gentleman a panicle, with sixty flowers upon it, is now (April, 1864) in full beauty.A Monograph of Odontoglossum
Sterile pinnæ pinnate; fronds large, fertile portion green, turning brown, forming a panicle at the top.The Fern Lover's Companion
George Henry Tilton
- a compound raceme, occurring esp in grasses
- any branched inflorescence
Word Origin for panicle
- A branched indeterminate inflorescence in which the branches are racemes, so that each flower has its own stalk (called a pedicel) attached to the branch. Oats and sorghum have panicles. See illustration at inflorescence.