what is the difference between acropetal and basipetal

Acropetal order is the arrangement of flowers in which new flowers are formed at the top and old flowers are present at bottom of inflorescence. It occurs in racemose type of inflorescence.

Basipetal order is the arrangement of flowers in which new flowers are formed at the base and old flowers are present at top of inflorescence. It occurs in cymose type of inflorescence.

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acropetal succession- it is floral arrangement to form bunch of flowers. In which flowers are arranged so that new flowers are at top and old flowers are at bottom such system is found in racemose type of arrangement. you can see it in gulmohar. this arrangement is for attraction of insects on flowers for pollination so that one insect can pollinate many flowers in a single visit. it also increases flourishing perriod.

basipetal- It relates to the development or maturation of tissues or organs or the movement of substances, such as hormones, from the apex downward toward the base.the opposite of acropetal in the fact that the new flowers and buds are found at the bottom and the older flowers occupy the top levels.

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