A third series of inflorescences, termed mixed, may be recognized.
The number of inflorescences borne by species is an important character in some cases.
A closely related character is that of the number of inflorescences borne by a species.
As already stated the inflorescences appear at the free ends of branches.
In an annual all the stems and branches usually end in inflorescences and they will all be of the same year.
Sooner or later all the branches of a grass-plant terminate in inflorescences which usually stand far above the foliage leaves.
Inflorescences consist of spiciform racemes with spathaceous bracts; rachis is jointed.
The inflorescences are terminal or axillary spiciform racemes.