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corymb

Botany an inflorescence in the form of a flat-topped flower cluster with the oldest flowers at the periphery. This type of raceme occurs in the candytuft

Corymb

 

a type of racemose inflorescence in angiospermous plants. The lower flower stalks (in a simple corymb) or branches (in double and compound corymbs) are longer than the upper ones. The flowers are arranged in a single plane, with the outer ones opening first. The corymb originated as a type of raceme. The corymbose polychasium and the corymbose panicle are often confused with the corymb.

corymb

[′kȯ‚rim]
(botany)
An inflorescence in which the flower stalks arise at different levels but reach the same height, resulting in a flat-topped cluster.
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Inflorescences, raceme umbel like, corymb, 5-9 flowered, 2.5-3.0 cm across; Peduncle glabrous or subglabrous; Pedicel 2-3.5 cm, white hairy, subglabrous and become glabrous at maturity.
It is readily distinguished from those species, and from all other species of Heteropterys, by the following combination of characters: small nearly glabrous leaves with large glands on the abaxial surface (not on the margin), epipetiolar stipules, umbels or corymbs of 4-6 flowers, well-developed peduncles with the bracteoles borne near the base, and tiny greenish petals.
The flowers are clustered racemes, corymbs, or panicles.
Inflorescences in sessile corymbs of axillary triads, 1 per axil, 4-5 cm in length, with 3-4 pairs of triads per inflorescence, axis of inflorescence angular, bracts ovate.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/4" in 1" flat corymbs, not especially noticeable.
Unique Characteristics: Foliage is unique and distinctive; In autumn, small yellow flowers appear in branched corymbs.
Other inflorescence types like umbels, corymbs, and many panicles are also best cut at the half-open stage.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1" to 1 1/2" across, borne in several-branched, flat-topped corymbs that are 6" or broader, the outer flowers being sterile.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, pink, and red blooms on the same plant, appearing in 2" to 4" clusters (corymbs).
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White to rose with purple markings inside, 1" or more in large terminal corymbs. Flowers in May through June.
2" wide small corymbs. Flowers in spring and summer.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1" long, appearing in small terminal corymbs in mid-spring and continuing into summer.