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Intercalary inflorescence-An inflorescence seemingly in the middle of a stem. What happens is that the main stem axis continues to grow vegetatively after having produced an inflorescence.

The bottle-brush tree (Callistemon) on the left shows a good example of an intercalary inflorescence.

A pineapple (Ananas comosus), right, also has an intercalary inflorescence.

Photos by K. R. Robertson of plants cultivated at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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