Plant Database forum: Term for flowering along a stem vs at the end

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Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Nov 14, 2012 6:50 PM CST
Are there proper terms for flowering along a stem and flowering at the end of the stem? For example, most double petunias only have one bloom at the end of the stem, but an Easy Wave petunia will have several blooms along the stem.
Name: Joanne
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Joannabanana
Nov 15, 2012 8:37 AM CST
Zuzu & Evan,

I'm not familiar with the terms in Flower Form on the data sheet. Are petunias and calibrachoa "Single"? Many of them have blooms along the stem. Please advise.
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Nov 15, 2012 1:07 PM CST

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Sorry, Joanne. Evan or someone else will have to answer this question. I don't know.
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dave
Nov 15, 2012 1:27 PM CST

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I agree
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valleylynn
Nov 15, 2012 2:04 PM CST
I'm all ears!
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eclayne
Nov 15, 2012 2:08 PM CST

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Sorry Joanne, no help here. This link may help though. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inflorescence
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Name: Char
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Char
Nov 15, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Not sure but this may help....

This article refers to the inflorescence, flower cluster or arrangement of flowers, in petunia as being a cyme

http://jxb.oxfordjournals.org/content/61/9/2235.full

The area under Flower Form in the petunia database appears to show check boxes for inflorescence types rather than flower form. Flower form is above as bloom form - single or double.

I do not know anything about petunias so if this is incorrect, sorry, just trying to help Smiling Shrug!
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Joannabanana
Nov 15, 2012 3:39 PM CST
Thanks Char! I will have a look and hopefully understand it.
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Joannabanana
Nov 16, 2012 2:01 PM CST
Thanks again Char. I found some good resource info and have determined that petunias are correctly identified with the "Cyme" inflorescence choice
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Char
Nov 17, 2012 6:49 AM CST
Happy to have helped.... learned something about petunias, too!

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