The classification of inflorescences

@article{Rickett2008TheCO,
  title={The classification of inflorescences},
  author={H. W. Rickett},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={187-231}
}
  • H. W. Rickett
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • The Botanical Review
  • To a science which prides itself upon precision of language, any confusion in terms is a reproach. The terms of systematic botany enjoy a respectable antiquity, but sometimes lend a regrettable obscurity to the scene. The names applied to inflorescences were confused from the beginning. In current manuals they are usually classified as determinate (cymose) or indeterminate (racemose). Umbels and panicles are included among the latter; yet the same manuals will refer to the compound determinate… CONTINUE READING

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