Pg. 21-25 The Structure of the Litchi Inflorescence in Relation to the Position and Sex of the Flowers

The litchi tree has a rhythmic, modular growth pattern with terminal inflorescences. The inflorescence is a heterocladic pleiothyrsoid where the dichasia are the flower bearing units. Male and female flowers are borne on variable positions on the dichasia. The relation between the position and gender of the flowers on the dichasia is discussed.

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