Term Information

Accession
PO:0030117
Name
spike inflorescence
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
spike (exact), stachyoid (narrow)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
An inflorescence (PO:0009049), with a monopodial growth habit, which at anthesis is composed of sessile (PATO:0001436) flowers (PO:0009046) on an indeterminate first order inflorescence axis (PO:0025104). Source: NYBG:Brandon_Sinn, NYBG:Dario_Cavaliere
Comment
The basal-most flowers of some spike inflorescences have short inflorescence flower pedicels (PO:0009052), such as in ladies'-tresses orchids (Spiranthes; Orchidaceae). Examples include black pepper (Piper nigrum; Piperaceae).
Subset
None
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spike inflorescence [is_a relation] is_a  inflorescence (PO:0009049)

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