Inflorescence: Definition, Biology & Types


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In which type of inflorescence is the oldest flower located in the middle of the flower cluster?

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1. In flowers, what is the main stem that supports the inflorescence called?

2. Flowers grow on their own small stalk that stems from the peduncle. This flower stalk is called a(n) _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use of this five-question quiz and worksheet is a fast way to assess how much you know about inflorescence. The quiz requires you to be familiar with the term for the primary stem that supports the inflorescence, among various other facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Types of inflorescence where the youngest and oldest flowers are in the middle of the flower cluster
  • The stem that supports the inflorescence
  • Flowers that grow on their own small stalk from the stem
  • Inflorescence with pedicels that originate from the same place on the peduncle

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the type of inflorescence where the oldest flower is in the center of the flower cluster
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about flowers that grow on their own short stalk and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a type of inflorescence with pedicels that originate from about the same place on the peduncle

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this topic by studying the lesson titled Inflorescence: Definition, Biology & Types. Here's a quick look at topics covered:

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