The inflorescence in the family Boraginaceae are usually regarded as true scorpioid cymes.
The uniparous cyme presents two forms, the scorpioid or cicinal and the helicoid or bostrychoid.
Terminal scorpioid cymes, small blue, pink or white flowers, a five-cleft persistent calyx, a salveror funnel-shaped corolla, having its mouth closed by five short scales and hard, smooth, shining nutlets.
Capitulum of contracted Scorpioid Cymes (Glomerulus), Sea-pink.
In Saxifraga umbrosa (London-pride) and in the horse-chestnut we meet with a raceme of scorpioid cymes; in sea-pink, a capitulum of contracted scorpioid cymes (often called a glomerulus); in laurustinus, a compound umbel of dichasial cymes; a scorpioid cyme of capitula in Vernonia scorpioides.
In the scorpioid cyme the flowers are arranged alternately in a double row along one side of the false axis (fig.