n. an elongated compound inflorescence that is unbranched and with the pedicellate flowers maturing from the bottom upward
compare with a spike, in which the individual flowers are sessile or subsessile
a. a sessile leaf, leaflet, or bract whose base completely surrounds the stem, so that the stem appears to pass through the leaf
n. an unbranched inflorescence of sessile or subsessile flowers, maturing from the bottom upwards
compare with a raceme in which the individual flowers are stalked (have pedicels)
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