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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
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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.

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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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