"L" Systems for Inflorescence

"The development of an organism may ... be considered as the execution of a 'developmental program' present in the fertilized egg. The cellularity of higher organisms and their common DNA components force us to consider developing organisms as dynamic collections of appropriately programmed finite automata. A central task of developmental biology is to discover the underlying algorithm from the course of development."

Inflorescence Codes and Explanation Single flower
Simple raceme Dibotryoid Tribotryoid
Spiral cyme Zigzag cyme Double cyme
Spiral thyrsus Zigzag thyrsus Double thyrsus
Panicle Simple umbel Compound umbel
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