Define inflorescence. On what basis are the two types of inflorescences identified? Explain the two types of inflorescences.
The arrangement of flowers on the floral axis is called an inflorescence.
Based on whether the apex gets converted into a flower or it continues to grow, the two types of inflorescences are identified as racemose and cymose.
The two types of inflorescences are as follows:
1. Racemose inflorescence: The main axis grows and the flowers grow laterally in acropetal succession.
2. Cymose inflorescence: The main axis terminates in a flower. Flowers are borne in basipetal order. The main axis has limited growth.
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