umbel n : flat-topped or rounded inflorescence characteristic of the family Umbelliferae in which the individual flower stalks arise from about the same point; youngest flowers are at the center
- Rhymes: -ʌmbəl
- German: Dolde
An umbel is an inflorescence which consists of a number of short flower stalks (called pedicels) which are equal in length and spread from a common point, somewhat like umbrella ribs.
Umbels are a characteristic of plants such as carrot, parsley, dill, and fennel in the family Apiaceae, and ivy, aralia and fatsia in the family Araliaceae.
A compressed cyme is called umbelliform if it resembles an umbel.
umbel in Czech: Okolík
umbel in Danish: Skærm (botanik)
umbel in German: Dolde
umbel in Spanish: Umbela
umbel in Esperanto: Umbelo
umbel in French: Ombelle
umbel in Italian: Ombrella
umbel in Lithuanian: Skėtis (žiedynas)
umbel in Dutch: Scherm (bloeiwijze)
umbel in Polish: Baldach
umbel in Portuguese: Umbela