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Inflorescence of rice is


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A
spike
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B
spikelet
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C
spadix
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D
capitulum

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The correct option is B spikelet
Inflorescence of rice is spikelet, which is type of racemose inflorescence where the peduncle shows indefinite growth and flowers are borne acropetally. Spikelet is compound spike where sessile flowers (1 - 8) are borne alternately on a short axis called rachilla. At the base is present two alternate scales called glumes.

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