helicoid cyme

A helicoid cyme is a cymose inflorescence whose main axis terminates with a flower and whose growth is continued by 1 lateral shoot (cf. monochasium). The flowers occur always on 1 side of the main axis. Therefore, often a single-sided pendulous inflorescence develops (e. g. in Myosotis – Forget-me-Not) (cf. also scorpioid cyme).