Types of Inflorescence Based On Position
Have you ever noticed the inflorescence arising from different positions? Where is the inflorescence present in a plant? Apex or axil?
Based on position of inflorescences, it may be classified into three major types. They are,
Terminal : Inflorescence grows as a part of the terminal shoot. Example: Raceme of Nerium oleander
Axillary: Inflorescence present in the axile of the nearest vegetative leaf. Example: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Cauliflorous : Inflorescence developed directly from a woody trunk. Example: Theobroma cocoa, Couroupita guianensis
Observe the inflorescence of Jackfruit and Canon ball tree. Where does it arise?