Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Racemose and Cymose inflorescence.

Difference between Racemose and Cymose inflorescence

1. In Racemose inflorescence, the main axis continues to grow. In Cymose inflorescence, the main axis terminates in a flower.

2. Growth is unlimited in racemose inflorescence. Growth is limited in cymose.

3. The flowers are borne in an acropetal succession in racemose. Flowers are borne in a basipetal succession in cymose inflorescence.

4. In Racemose inflorescence, the grouping of flowers is less common and arrangement of flowers in a group is centripetal. In Cymose inflorescence, the grouping of flower is more common and arrangement of flowers in a group is centrifugal.

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