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Metatopy (displacement) is a term from plant morphology . Normally the side axis carrying an inflorescence or a single flower is always in the axilla of a bract . However, this attachment point can also be displaced due to adhesion, in which case two cases are possible:

In the case of concaulescence (also concaulescence), the side axis is partly fused with its axis of origin. This means that the flowers sit much higher on the stem than the associated bracts. Concalescence occurs, for example, in inflorescences of some nightshade plants .

In the case of recaulescence (also recaulescence), the side axis is partially fused with the stem of the support sheet. The flowers are shifted towards the leaf. This is the case , for example, with the lime trees .