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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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Species easily recognised by presentation of leaf blade obovate, emarginated and acute apex, as well as by inflorescences in corymbs of triads and an abundance of epicortical roots along the branches.
3 cm long, slender, sericeous or glabrescent, distally flattened, bearing a tight corymb 4-6 mm long of 10 or more flowers; bracts 0.
Description: Clustered florets that form a convex corymb or elongated raceme inflorescence.
Description: White, star-shaped flowers in tight racemes and corymb clusters at the top of leafless stems.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/4" and pubescent, 5-petaled, appearing in densely-flowered corymbs.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/2" to 3/4" wide, 5-petaled with approximately 20 stamens, appearing in small corymbs in May.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: White, 1/2" to 1" across, 5-petaled, stamens yellowish, appearing in small corymbs in mid-spring.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: Dioecious, yellowish; male in corymbs, female in racemes; NOT ORNAMENTAL.
FLOWER DESCRIPTION: Yellowish-green, 1/2" in small corymbs, appearing in spring before the leaves; NOT GREATLY NOTICEABLE.
The flower may be a single bloom or several in a small corymb (a flat-topped or round-topped inflorescence, but with the lower pedicels longer than the upper) varying in colour from pink to white.