n.1.(Bot.) A form of monochasium in which the lateral branches arise alternately on opposite sides of the false axis; - called also scorpioid cyme.
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Inflorescence thyrsoidea, terminal or axial, usually formed by isolated flowers mixed with pauciflorus cincinnus, which sometimes are sessile; deciduous bracts.
Inflorescence thyrsoid, 10(-15) cm long and 2 cm wide; cincinnus (1-)2-4 flower, pubescent pedicel 0.
Inflorescence thyrsoid 6-9 cm long and 2 cm wide; cincinnus 2-3(-5) flower, pedicel (0.
Inflorescence thyrsoid laxa 20 cm long and 8 cm wide, with cincinnus usually 1flower (-2-4flower); rachis, peduncle and pedicel tomentose.
This taxon belongs to the section Pachyphytum Moran, on account of its imbricate bracts of the young cincinnus, of its corolla shorter than the calyx and of its the conspicuous red dot on the inner face of the corolla segments.
Thus, we read therein, again under [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Inde [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] caesaries capillorum, cincinnus, crines, ut Canticum 4,1 [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] praeter crines tuos, vel intra crines aut cincinnos.
A type of inflorescence in which there is a single terminal flower, and below this a single branch bearing one or more younger flowers; variations of coiled and zigzag patterns include helicoid, cincinnus, bostryx, and scorpioid.
A coiled inflorescence has several variations called helicoid, cincinnus, and bostryx.