adjective Botany.
(of an inflorescence) developing upward, toward the apex.

1870–75; acro- + -petal

acropetally, adverb Unabridged
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acropetal (əˈkrɒpɪtəl)
Compare basipetal (of leaves and flowers) produced in order from the base upwards so that the youngest are at the apex

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Flowering in lentils is acropetal, from the bottom of the plant to the top.
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