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raceme

an inflorescence in which the flowers are borne along the main stem, with the oldest flowers at the base. It can be simple, as in the foxglove, or compound (see panicle)
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Raceme

 

an inflorescence, with an elongated unbranched main axis and flowers that grow acropetally. The flowers are borne on stalks at the bases of which are enveloping bracts, which are sometimes not developed (for example, in the family Cruciferae). Racemes are characteristic of the European bird cherry, lily-of-the-the valley, peas, narrow-leaved lupine, turnip, radish, and other Cruciferae.

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raceme

[rā′sēm]
(botany)
An inflorescence on which flowers are borne on stalks of equal length on an unbranched main stalk that continues to grow during flowering.
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