Rachis The central axis of an inflorescence or compound leaf. Rubefacient An agent that reddens the skin. Scrofula A condition with tumors. Scurvy A deficiency disease due to low dietary intake of vitamin C; initial symptoms include loosening of teeth and damage to the glands. Sepal One of the parts of the outer floral envelope. Usually green. Sepals Parts of the calyx, usually green; the outer floral envelope. Serrate With sharp teeth directed forward. Sessile Without a stalk. Spike An inflorescence with the flowers on a straight axis.
A particular arrangement of flowers that is long and narrow. Short flower stems branch off of a single (usually) main stem. A common flower arrangement in some of the cherries. [To return to previous page, click your browser's BACK button then scroll through the page to your last location
A raceme is a type of inflorescence that is unbranched and indeterminate and bears pedicellate flowers — flowers having short floral stalks called pedicels — along the axis. In botany, axis means a shoot, in this case one bearing the flowers. In a raceme, the oldest flowers are borne towards the base and new flowers are produced as the shoot grows.