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panicle

1. a compound raceme, occurring esp in grasses
2. any branched inflorescence

Panicle

 

a compound inflorescence with a main axis that develops lateral branches at various levels. These branches, in turn, produce smaller branches that bear flowers or small inflorescences (for example, the spikelets of grains and the capitula of Compositae). The branches may be tightly pressed to the central axis or may stand away from it. Spreading panicles have horizontal branches. A panicle that is tightly compressed and has short branches— for example, the spike of a grain (timothy, sweet vernal grass and foxtail)—is called a tassel.

panicle

[′pan·ə·kəl]
(botany)
A branched or compound raceme in which the secondary branches are often racemose as well.
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Highest panicle weight was obtained at 100ppm auxin.
it is believed that the increment of strength values occurs up io a certain optimal filler loading, before il starts to drop, because of weaker panicle dispersion and agglomeration problem (27.
However, the presence of the aphid was not recognized until the panicles were fully developed.
The majority of farmers threshed their seed from panicles by beating with sticks or rubbing the panicle on a hard surface like a rough stone.
The studied clones had quite similar panicle lengths and number of leaf blades on shoot, only in clone P2 the panicles were taller than on the other sites.
2006); (4) panicles with bristles of similar or different lengths (Doust & Kellogg, 2002); (5) panicles with primary branches with short internodes, with the resulting appearance of a central axis surrounded by concentric rings of bristles (Penisetum and Cenchrus, Doust & Kellogg, 2002) (6) short or long inflorescence peduncle.
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The pagoda tree (Sophora japonica) has panicles of cream-white flowers, but it's really grown for its highly symmetrical, globe-shaped canopy.
Annatto (Bixa orellana) is a flashy bush, with large panicles of pink blossoms and clusters of spiny red fruits.
Einstein convinced people that while light acts like waves, it also comes as individual panicles of energy [later called photons]," says White.
To grow their nanotubes, Liu's team deposits iron panicles on the surface of a silicon wafer mounted inside a furnace.