But what an idiosyncratic approach Silano takes in "To Know a Flower." As she often does, she fearlessly uses a specialized vocabulary--"mucronate," "tegules," "axillary," "cymose
," "retrosely barbed," "cleistogamous." She raises the question: how to really know a flower?
Inflorescences axillary, cymose
glomerules secund, to 2.5 cm diam., "peduncles" to 8 cm long.
Description: Fragrant, heathlike shrubs with tiny, white, pink, lavender, or red flowers in terminal cymose
Hermaphroditic flowers producing capsules were those in terminal positions of the main axis and axillary branches of the cymose
inflorescence; in inflorescences of females, lateral flowers were more likely to mature capsules.
Each developing axillary bud of a prophyll can generate a complex branching system formed by enrichment axes of consecutive orders with their respective prophylls: a "rhipidial cymose
branch system" (Gram, 1961; Jacques-Felix, 1961; Camara Hernandez & Gambino, 1990; Vegetti, 1994).
inflorescence with successive branches on one side only, normally coiled like a spring.
semiovata, the few-flowered cymose
inflorescences develop from the leaf axils.
The staminate inflorescences are large, showy, loose, axillary, cymose
panicles (thyrses), while the pistillate ones are small, obscure, congested, axillary, spicate cymes.
They produce few-flowered cymose
inflorescences that develop from the leaf axils.