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Raceme

An indeterminate inflorescence, the axis producing a series of flowers on lateral pedicels, the oldest at the base and the youngest at the top, adj. racemose, for variants, see botryoid, corymb, fascicle, raceme, spadix, spike, thyrse, umbel, cf. cyme.

Receptacle

The axis of a flower on which the perianth, androecium and gynoecium are borne; in Asteraceae, used to refer to the often swollen and apically flattened part of the stem bearing the flowers and inflorescence bracts.

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